With over 40 years of history, the mobile phone has changed the world. If you’re looking at the best mobile deals around at the moment, make sure you keep these facts in mind!
1. Mexican drug cartels are kidnapping engineers and forcing them to create a private mobile network for them! Scary stuff.
2. Megadeth is known for scaring babies, but what about wolves? That’s exactly what happened in 2011 when a Norwegian boy escaped from wolves by scaring them with music from his phone.
3. Nokia are looking into techniques that will allow your mobile phone to charge itself by harnessing the radio waves which they intercept.
4. Steve Wozniak, known for helping Apple change the world, once had the phone number 888 888 8888. He stopped using the number after receiving over 100 false calls per day, mostly from young children and babies.
5. Young Japanese mobile owners often use their phones in the shower. Leading the country to develop waterproof handsets which now make up 90% of the market there, keep waterproofing in mind when looking at the best mobile deals.
6. Mother’s day holds the record for the maximum number of calls in a day, but father’s day has the largest amount of collect calls on record.
7. Your in built GPS module in your phone will deactivate itself if you are tracking at 1200 kmph at a height of 60,000 feet. This is a built in feature that prevents someone from using the gps to guide a rocket powered missile.
8. An arrested pimp once had such a complex pattern lock on his phone that the FBI had to involve google in order to crack the password!
9. A french woman once had the bill of 12 quadrillion euros charged to her account. The network suggested she pay off the bill in installments until they realized their mistakes.
10. Dialing 112 anywhere in the world should link you to the nearest emergency services line.