Our phones are our lifelines and have become an essential tool for everyday life. We are constantly plugged into our phones – during the morning commute, just before bed — even at the dinner table. Gone are the days when we used phones merely as a means of communication. Smartphones have become our most personal computers and in many cases know more about us than our best friends. Lookout and Sprint today released the results of a national survey revealing consumers’ mobile behaviors, habits and concerns over privacy.
The results reveal a striking attachment to our mobile devices and a concern over the exposure of personal information.
My smartphone and I are connected at the hip.
A day without your phone? Not any more. The majority of Americans admitted they can’t go one hour without checking the phone in their pocket. Texting surpasses calling and email as the feature most missed when without the phone (29%), followed by calling (26%) and emails (9%).