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To discourage drivers from using cellphones, new technology automatically turns the phones off (the technology knows when the phone is switching among cell towers), according to the NYT. "T-Mobile announced a service this week that, for $4.99 a month, automatically disables rings and alerts and sends calls to voice mail when the phone is in a moving car. Sprint Nextel and AT&T said they were exploring the technology, while Verizon Wireless has been cooperating with small companies to offer a similar service on its network." Yup, lots of questions remain about how this will work. [NYT]