"Brits are following traditional Egyptian rituals and enclosing 21st century treasures, including mobile phones, jewelry and photos in the coffin when a loved one passes away. New research out on the 26th January 2007 revealed that more than one in five people would be like to be buried with their mobile phones. The reason? So they can still receive texts from friends and loved ones.
Brits are following traditional Egyptian rituals and enclosing 21st century treasures, including mobile phones, jewelry and photos in the coffin when a loved one passes away.Leading mobile phone retailer Dial-a-Phone questioned customers aged between 18 and 30 to discover what they would take if they could have only one item with them in their casket. 17% said that their mobile phone was their top choice, coming third only to wedding rings and other sentimental jewelry items like lockets and bracelets. Personal items that also fare well on the list include photos, letters and childhood toys, which were thought to hold special memories of loved ones and significant moments. . . . When questioned further, the majority of those who opted for their mobiles as a coffin accessory said it was so that they could still receive messages from loved ones via text message! Other rationale included fear of being buried alive and not wanting others to see personal messages and pictures stored on their phones."
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