Talkmobile, which operates a mobile phone service on the Vodafone UK network, has launched an 'overdraft facility' for its Pay As You Go customers. The Lifesaver service allows Talkmobile’s prepay customers to borrow £1 when they run out of credit. This is automatically repaid when they next top-up, along with a 10p service charge.
Figures from the latest National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics say that 24.5% of all households in the USA – almost a quarter - do not have a landline telephone but have at least one mobile phone.
Approximately 22.9% of all adults and 25.9% of all children live in households that only have mobiles. That's two out of every nine adults, compared with 2 of every 11 adults at the end of 2008 and 2 out of every 17 adults at the end of 2006.