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Breathalyzer Phone Claims to Prevent Drunk-Dialing
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Breathalyzer Phone Claims to Prevent Drunk-Dialing

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Breathalyzer Phone Claims to Prevent Drunk-Dialing

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"Drunk dialing" could be a thing of the past. One company is introducing breathalyzers on some of its U.S. cell phones. You blow into a spot and, if you've had too much to drink, the phone displays a weaving car hitting traffic cones. It will then prevent you from dialing pre-specified numbers that could cause embarrassment. Hundreds of thousands of "breathalyzer phones" have already sold in South Korea. Now, if only they could make a cell phone that didn't drop so many calls.

SUSAN STAMBERG, host:

Good morning, I'm Susan Stamberg.

Drunk dialing could be a thing of the past. One company is introducing breathalyzers on some of its U.S. cell phones. You blow into a spot and, if you've had too much to drink, the phone displays a weaving car hitting traffic cones. And it will then prevent you from dialing pre-specified numbers that could cause embarrassment. Now, if only they could make a cell phone that didn't drop calls.

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