Calling The Police Doesn't Charge Your Phone Battery

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Shared January 18, 2016

In Slough, outside the headquarters of Blackberry, I talk about an urban legend that's almost true: the idea that calling 999, the British emergency number, could actually charge your phone battery. It's not quite right, but it's close.

(It's easy to make fun of Slough. There's no second part to that, it's just easy to make fun of Slough.)

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