T Mobile attempts to prevent road accidentsOne of the most common causes of car accidents is the usage of the phone while driving. People who text and/or talk on the phone while handling the steering wheel, often find themselves in a situation they don’t want to be in, and T-Mobile has proposed a solution to this problem. They have just announced a new service that automatically disables rings and alerts and sends calls to voice mail when the phone is in a moving car. The service uses the phone’s GPS radio to determine if the phone is moving quickly. After 10 seconds of motion, the phone’s services will be disabled – all calls will be transferred straight to voicemail and texts will reach the inbox without notifying the user. Sounds like an interesting service that could help prevent accidents, after all research has proven that people talking on phones while driving are 4 times more likely to cause a car accident, and people texting cause even more accidents than that. But would people want to pay $4.99 a month for the service when you can easily accomplish the same thing by turning the phone off or setting it in airplane mode?

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