The 'Day to Day' Phonecam Challenge The new federal "number portability" rule now allows consumers to switch their cell phone service without having to change their cell phone number. To lure new customers, many cell phone companies are offering new phone functions -- including built-in phone cameras.
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The 'Day to Day' Phonecam Challenge

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The 'Day to Day' Phonecam Challenge

The 'Day to Day' Phonecam Challenge

Listeners Send in Photos Taken with a Cell Phone Camera

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The new federal "number portability" rule now allows consumers to switch their cell phone service without having to change their cell phone number. To lure new customers, many wireless service providers are offering new phone functions and gadgets -- including built-in phone cameras.

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with technology writer Xeni Jardin about these "phonecams," and the online world of phonecam "blogs," where users submit their favorite photos to Web galleries.