Its no longer an urban myth - the trend is for people to be burried their mobile's phones is spreading accross the world at a rapid rate from where it started in South Africa.
It has nothing to do with calling your loved ones in case your buried alive, but more of a desire to be buried with objects that symbolise your life. In fact one Australian man wanted to be buried with his his mobile phone, Blackberry and laptop.
Ancient Egyptians were buried with goods for the next life so perhaps its not that surprising after all trends come and go
Recently, a funeral service was also broadcast live over a mobile phone to members of a family hundreds of miles away after bad weather forced them to cancel their journey. Funerals & Phones the hot trend for 2007 - you heard it here first.