The country has had a tradition of people being buried with some of their most treasured possessions probably as a continuation of some ancient pagan practice.
According to AFP, some ask that their mobiles be buried with them in case they are buried alive, they wake up and can phone for help. One funeral director reported how some insist the phone is turned off so that if they so wake up they will have battery power when the phone is turned on again.
Of course this assumes that the relatives have not shut off their contracts, their batteries are not run down and the signal reaches six feet under.
Families burying phones with their loved ones, are encouraged to either turn them off or switch them to silent or vibration alert.
After all nothing is worse than the priest saying "Ashes to Ashes" and suddenly Crazy Frog goes off in the casket. Or you get the latest cricket score.
More of such nonsense here. µ
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