Phone hacks could save your life

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The NFU is encouraging members to set up features on their phones that could help save their life in an emergency.

Members of staff will be on hand to help farmers set up these phone features on the second day of NFU conference (20 February).

Features include:

  • Emergency SOS
  • Location sharing
  • Contacting 999 by text
  • Voice activation

NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts said: “It is rare that we go anywhere without a mobile phone at hand nowadays, and they can really make a difference in an emergency.

“Farmers can spend a lot of time alone in the fields or out and about on the farm and this in itself can be a risk. I urge all farmers to add these features to their phones – you never know when they might be needed.”

NFU staff will be available in the Knowledge Zone, Hall 3, on day two of conference for practical help setting up these features.

You can also find a step-by-step guide here, which will provide information about how you can add these features yourself.


Last edited on: 15:02:2019

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