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Golden Coffin Has Built-In Cell Phone

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You can make cell phone calls while you're dead and buried.

Now this is the way to go: a golden coffin equipped with a built-in cell phone. Priced at a meager $381,000, this eternal bed was apparently designed to distinguish dead billionaires from the lower-classed millionaires.

The golden coffin is currently on tour with many other outrageous items geared for the outrageously rich (including a diamond-studded, cancan-style wedding dress just under $300K). However, it made a recent stop at an international luxury fair in Verona as reported here by the AFP.

We're not exactly sure why anyone would need a built-in cell phone after you're dead and buried. Then again, you could fake your death, place a call to the mistress, have her dig you out, and then run off with the billions you left her in the will.

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    falchard , March 1, 2010 9:48 PM
    It should snap a photo of you every day and update it on your Facebook.
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    orbitron , March 1, 2010 8:43 PM
    No thank you.. I want internet.
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    redplanet_returns , March 1, 2010 8:40 PM
    so if i can somehow afford this, will they cancel my contract if i die??

    oh wait a sec...
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    redplanet_returns , March 1, 2010 8:40 PM
    so if i can somehow afford this, will they cancel my contract if i die??

    oh wait a sec...
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    fflam , March 1, 2010 8:42 PM
    its not so much a problem anymore. but there used to be quite of few people declared dead and buried alive. even now there is still a lot of people with the fear of being buried alive. look up some of the other devices invented so people could notify others if they were mistakenly buried.
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    orbitron , March 1, 2010 8:43 PM
    No thank you.. I want internet.
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    djackson_dba , March 1, 2010 8:53 PM
    If the mistress already has the billions you left her, fat chance she will come dig you up and risk invalidating your death and the will that left her the billions. "I'm sorry, you can't be my lover. He's dead." Click.
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    Camikazi , March 1, 2010 8:55 PM
    sheesh, talk about call from the beyond.
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    zachary k , March 1, 2010 9:03 PM
    iCoffin?
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    deadlockedworld , March 1, 2010 9:06 PM
    Nooo! the phone is for the OTHER direction. After he's dead his enemies can call and gloat..

    Or the mob can bury people then harass them..
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    micky_lund , March 1, 2010 9:14 PM
    haha. no "saved by the bell" with all that cushioning inside...you'd suffocate first
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    rockola , March 1, 2010 9:38 PM
    I have little doubt you have to take the entire thing in to the Apple store when the battery dies.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 1, 2010 9:41 PM
    Completely Retarded!
    that is all good by
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    grieve , March 1, 2010 9:43 PM
    ""We're not exactly sure why anyone would need a built-in cell phone after you're dead'"

    Let's face it.. why do u even need a coffin when your dead. Throw me in a tree shredder, im spent!
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    grieve , March 1, 2010 9:44 PM
    The cell phone is because the creditors NEVER quit!
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    manitoublack , March 1, 2010 9:44 PM
    Never mind the mobile phone: come on grave robbers, coffin made of GOLD!!
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    falchard , March 1, 2010 9:48 PM
    It should snap a photo of you every day and update it on your Facebook.
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    Parsian , March 1, 2010 9:48 PM
    i bet the Arabs down in UAE have bought couple already since they spend millions on car number plate to properly show how rich they are... since a 1.8 million dollar Bugatti does not do the justice
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    SneakySnake , March 1, 2010 9:55 PM
    How's the reception when your 6 feet under??
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    Anonymous , March 1, 2010 10:07 PM
    Can you hear me now?
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    JohnnyLucky , March 1, 2010 10:14 PM
    Ya'll gotta be kidding!
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    idisarmu , March 1, 2010 10:48 PM
    Imagine if the coroner took out the SIM card and put it in his own phone? He could scare the living CRAP out of the relatives by calling them.
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    shin0bi272 , March 1, 2010 10:49 PM
    manitoublackNever mind the mobile phone: come on grave robbers, coffin made of GOLD!!

    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. This coffin will be in the ground about 2 hours past sunset the day they bury the person in it.

    Of course with the phone's onboard gps you could find out where they took your $400k coffin and arrest them I suppose. That is assuming the phone HAS gps. And if it does why not just put a GPS beacon in it? Bah anyway...

    I Heard a story about Green Day's American Idiot album bringing some kid out of a coma... maybe metallica can wake the dead? Or you can call and play slayer to give his time in hell a soundtrack... just a thought.
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