Prisoners who try to keep illegal cell phones in Butler County Jail in the United States have a big problem when it comes to keeping their illicit contraband a secret – thanks to Tank, the police dog with a nose for old cell phones
A new cell phone emergency alert system has been announced and will be launched in Washington DC and New York City towards the end of the year. This is according to an article on BBC News US & Canada.
A recent mobile market report by Gartner showed that there were 428 million cell phones sold during the first quarter of this year, with 100.7 million of those falling into the smartphone category. That represents a 19 per cent increase in cell phone sales year-over-year and a whopping 85 per cent increase in smartphone sales year-over-year.
The ban on using cell phones in schools in Toronto, Canada, has been lifted. The Toronto School Board trustees approved a motion on Wednesday night that will allow old cell phones to be used by students in class so long as they have permission from the teacher.
Cell phones may be the cause of low sperm count in some men, with studies suggesting that men who want children should switch off their old cell phones. Researchers at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in Canada, believe that the electromagnetic radiation emitted by used cell phones could be leading to decreased fertility in males.
People who eat at a restaurant and then claim to have no money to pay for their share of the may not have a leg to stand on soon, if they are carrying an old cell phone. A new system developed by software gurus Micros Systems and electronic payment company VeriFone could soon mean that people will be able to pay for their restaurant meals with their cell phones, via a digital wallet that is stored on the device.
When a cell phone gets wet, it can often mean that that is one old cell phone that has made its last call, especially given the fact that the great majority of insurance companies do not cover water damage to old cell phones, meaning that the device may as well be sent to a cell phone recycling company such as SellCell.
A woman in the United States who blathered away loudly on her old cell phone for no less than 16 hours on a train says she feels “disrespected” after having been ejected and arrested by police. Lakeysha Beard was charged with disorderly conduct after getting involved in a loud argument with other passengers.
Companies need to take further steps to ensure that their employees change their old cell phone practice of using their mobile device while driving a motor vehicle. That is the recommendation following the release of the results of a new survey from Zoomsafer. The survey shows that the majority of businesses in the United States are aware of dangerous cell phone and driving practices carried out by their employees, a practice that could result in accidents and potential liability claims against the companies themselves.
Research shows that America is experience a growing love of smartphones. That’s why we keep upgrading them. If you are one of those thinking about upgrading your smartphone, then take a moment to think about recycling the one you are upgrading from.