More proof to never EVER throw away your old Nokia phone. This old school device, whose incredible durability has given way to its very own meme, can actually save your life. A 70- year-old Taiwanese man learned this the rough way when he was rescued from starving to death in a ravine thanks to the long battery life on his Nokia brick.
According to Ecns.cn:
A total 250 police officers were involved in the extensive four-day search for the man surnamed Liu after he fell over the edge of a path along a mountain in Taichung, Taiwan.
Although the phone was broken during his fall, police were able to approximate Liu’s position by tracking the signal emitting from his decade-old Nokia handset.
Remarkably, his trusty phone held a charge for the five days it took officers to reach him.
Rescuers zeroed in on Liu’s location by calling his number and listening for his ringtone.