Police officers are being ordered to send text messages instead of speaking on their radios. The police communications network, Airwave Solutions, is becoming too expensive to use and texting is apparently much cheaper.
Great. I can just see it now - PC PLOD HERE. I AM OK BUT M8 IS DED. PLS FONE 999 !
A sign of the times, maybe. I'm all for cutting costs for the tax payer.
Reminded me of something I wrote a good few years back, published in TES. So am indulging myself by posting the link here :