Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
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...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by gzt on 22-Feb-2017 21:14 (3224 replies)
Pages... 213 214 215


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Spyware on 22-Feb-2017 20:10 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Mikrotik RB 3011 multiple port flapping (Title updated)
Created by RobBB, last reply by RobBB on 22-Feb-2017 19:44 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by andrewNZ on 22-Feb-2017 19:34 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Price rise "must be coming"!
Created by msukiwi, last reply by dafman on 22-Feb-2017 15:51 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Android (FB) Messenger App Bugs/Issues
Created by TimA, last reply by tripp on 21-Feb-2017 19:45 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeAqua on 20-Feb-2017 14:12 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Real estate agent put for sale sign on our front lawn
Created by timmmay, last reply by tdgeek on 22-Feb-2017 21:08 (16 replies)
Pages... 2