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The technology will cost extra money and gobs of data storage resources. It seems to me this is not a phone provider issue.

The Swiss government has been collecting that data regularly for a few years now, on every cellphone in the country, and not just to be 911-friendly.

Search for "Echelon online", or check out this article (from May 1999) from the Australian online newspaper The Age. It's not your usual paranoid-conspiracy level raving you might find in some of the web sites, but just a straightforward, factual article.
http://www.theage.com.au/daily/990523/news/news3.html
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