April 1, 2009 by Andy Merrett · Comments Off on In wireless world family still a priority, survey finds
Families most want to talk to each other, a recent survey by a US telecoms company has found.
Verizon Wireless discovered that over three-quarters of its customers would include the phone number of a loved one on its Friends & Family scheme.
Of those, 44% would add their spouse or significant other, with 51% of men wanting to do so compared to 37% of women.
Of course the survey is a way of highlighting the service, of which similar plans exist in the UK, but it’s encouraging that users don’t feel the need to add their boss or a co-worker over their nearest and dearest.
February 19, 2007 by Andy Merrett · Comments Off on European Union to set up dedicated “Missing Children” hotline
The EU has plans to set up a single telephone hotline number for the whole of Europe. The new number – 116000 – will be free of charge and is expected to launch this summer.
Whilst a number of the EU’s 27 member states already have their own systems in place, this is the first time a single union-wide scheme has been put in place.