Gov. Martinez Trims Cell Phone Use In Agencies

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration expects to save about $320,000 this year by reducing the use of cell phones in state agencies.

The governor's office said Wednesday the number of smartphones, such as a BlackBerry, and other wireless devices has been trimmed by 500 through the first nine months of the year. Part of the savings is from pooling wireless plans for multiple users.

There was a reduction of 116 wireless devices in the Human Services Department, 59 in the Children Youth and Families Department, 54 in the Corrections Department and 52 in the Department of Transportation.

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