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Introducing the mobile phone graveyard, where mobiles come to die

A 'mobile graveyard' which allows the public to pay their last respects to their fallen phones has been launched online. Brainchild of a mobile phone insurance company, mobilegraveyard.com encourages distraught mobile users to share their tales of woe about how their mobiles met their maker. One post from this morning reads: "Here lies a BlackBerry Curve 9380 which lost its life being dropped into a bowl of milk after the user consumed all his Lucky Charms. Safe to say its luck ran out." Each mobile death is represented by a headstone on a map of the UK. The site claims Manchester is the mobile phone theft capital of the UK. The site also features a running ticker which estimates the cost of replacing uninsured mobile phones in 2013 so far. At the time of writing, the figure stood at £1,854,827,694. “This micro-site is somewhere for people to pay their respects to the phones of yesteryear and the present day; whether they met their bitter end by falling into a toilet or by being run over by a lorry. Every handset deserves to have its resting place and now there is one.” Director Jason Brockman is quoted in the Telegraph, saying: “We thought a type of ‘mobile graveyard’ site would be great fun. So often are phones broken beyond repair, often in wacky circumstances, or lost or stolen, that we thought it’d be a shame not to share those reasons with the world. “This micro-site is somewhere for people to pay their respects to the phones of yesteryear and the present day; whether they met their bitter end by falling into a toilet or by being run over by a lorry. Every handset deserves to have its resting place and now there is one.”

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