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Is it stressful like going to the dentist?
Posted on 13-Jul-2004 22:22 | Tags Filed under: News



To promote their phone backup service FusionOne comissioned a poll that shows the strees of losing a mobile phone. Is it worst then a parking ticket? The survey says that almost half (43%) of mobile phone owners have lost, damaged or had their phone stolen at some point. Three-fourths (72%) of them never got their phone back and 49% were able to replace less than half of the stored contact numbers.

What's more, more than a fifth (21%) of respondents said that the worst part of misplacing a mobile phone is knowing that some contact numbers, such as those of prospective dates or new business acquaintances, will never be recovered. When asked how losing a phone, with all its contacts, would affect them, respondents rated it as more annoying than getting a parking ticket or having a cavity filled, and 17% even thought it was worse than losing a wallet or keys.

The company surveyed 424 consumers in June 2004. One in two (49%) respondents said that more than half of their business and personal calls are made from their mobile phone, and a third (31%) said that most of their contacts are stored in their phone and nowhere else. The majority (87%) of consumers who have lost their cell phone had to manually re-enter their contact numbers into their replacement phone.

FusionOne's poll shows that 10% of those who have lost or damaged a phone did so while on vacation, usually in a bar, restaurant or while engaged in a sporting or adventure activity. Millions of mobile phones are left in airplanes, airports, rental cars and hotel rooms each year, particularly over the summer vacation period when most travel occurs. Los Angeles airport alone reports finding 400 lost phones a month.


More information: http://www.fusionone.com...




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