We're getting our New Year's phone calls in early: Most people contact loved ones around 7pm instead of waiting until midnightText message traffic peaked at 7.02pm on New Year's Eve last year Four times as many texts as calls were sent on December 31st, 2011 Trend of sending same message to multiple people is behind the change | UPDATED: 03:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 The traditional phone call on the stroke of midnight is a New Year's tradition as entrenched as Auld Lang Syne. But now it seems Britons text their Happy New Year wishes hours ahead of midnight, research has shown. In 2011 traffic peaked at 7.02pm and analysts expect the same trend this year
Top marks! Ofsted hails turnaround at schools that outlawed mobile phonesPupils are forbidden from making calls, texting or using online messagingStaff at the boys’ school say the difference in behaviour has been ‘dramatic’Chief inspector of schools calls for mobiles to be barred from classrooms | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 26 November 2012 A school has been hailed for improving discipline and cracking down on bullying – by banning mobile phones.