Robbie Williams gave up his cell phone in 2006

“I don’t have one (a cell phone)… got rid of it in 2006 when I heard the tabloids were tapping it (sic). But that’s not the main reason… I just don’t like speaking on the phone… I communicate via email,” Williams writes on his blog.

The British singer is not the first celebrity to complain about phone interceptions. Two months ago Sienna Miller received legal compensation of 100,000 pounds from the tabloid News of the World, which she accused of illegally accessing her voice mail in 2004.

The scandal reignited this week after the British press wrote that mobile phones of the victims of bombings in London in 2005 were intercepted by a private detective who worked at the tabloid News of the World.