3. That means we have more of these, which give you superfast 4G internet …
Some 68% of all UK adults have a smartphone and 47% of people aged 55 and over, says Deloitte.
4. … And fewer of these “dumb phones” that can’t access the internet.
5. Fun fact: Nokia used the morse code for SMS for its text alerts, which echoed around offices and lecture theatres the world over.
Altogther now: BEEP BEEP BEEP, BEEEEEEEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP BEEP.
6. It’s a thing of the past now. Goodbye text messages, it was nice to know you.
But at least we don’t need to ration out texts until we buy more credit from the shop anymore. Or restrict every message to 160 characters. Or have mobile reception to get a message. Or have to negotiate confusing “bolt-on” text deals with our mobile contracts, or pay an extortionate 20p per message.
So it could be worse.
- Turkey's military released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to the Russian warplane before it was downed near Syria's border. ›
- Protesters marched in Chicago for the second night in a row after the release of a video showing the police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald. ›
- And President Obama actually made his daughters laugh at the annual White House turkey pardon. ›