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In wireless world family still a priority, survey finds

April 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

European Union to set up dedicated “Missing Children” hotline

February 19, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

euflag.gifThe 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.

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