'Ello 'ello 'ello? Metropolitan police officers get cut price deal on making personal calls on work mobile phones
Thursday 28 March 2013
The Metropolitan Police has approved plans to allow officers issued with work mobile phones to make personal calls on them for just £50 per year.
The national average annual mobile phone bill is about £450 but senior Scotland Yard officers said the plan would “radically reduce levels of bureaucracy”. The scheme would rely on the “integrity of individuals concerned”, who would be expected not to rack up costly calls. A “dip-in sample” of phone usage would ensure the “integrity was being upheld”.
It was reported this month that the Metropolitan Police planned to equip almost all of its 32,000 serving officers with iPhones and BlackBerrys so they could spend more time on streets.
The plan, reportedly costing £10m, was said to be an attempt to enable officers to process forms without having to return to police stations.
But Chief Constable Simon Parr, of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said if Scotland Yard hoped to replace pen and paper with smart phones, they would need to work at 3am in the pouring rain. “Otherwise they will end up as paperweights,” he added.
Sally Farmiloe dead: Howards' Way actress, and former mistress of Jeffrey Archer, dies aged 60
Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
Justin Bieber posts Instagram photo of Orlando Bloom crying after fight 'over Miranda Kerr'
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
- < Previous
- Next >