Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones by passengers on public transport has increased greatly in recent years, with people making calls, texting, playing games or browsing online during their journey.  Here are a few tips on mobile phone safety to think about when travelling:

·       Avoid displaying your phone in public wherever possible. Set your phone to vibrate if possible to attract less attention, and never leave it lying around

·       Try not to walk and talk, but if you have to, keep aware of your surroundings and what is going on around you.

·       Keep a record of the unique reference number (IMEI) of your phone, as this can be used to disable the phone if it is stolen. It should be on the paperwork or box when you purchased the phone, or you can find it out by dialling *#06# on the handset.

·       Record the model, phone number and PIN number details, and keep them somewhere safe

·       Always use the phone’s security lock or PIN number

·       Use an ultra violet property marker to put your post code and house number underneath the battery and on the back of the battery itself

 ·      Register the phone with http://www.immobilise.com. If the phone is reported stolen the SIM card can be blocked