What We Like Best About Our Cell Phones
I was a late comer to the cell phone revolution but since I became a member I have found mine to be, above all, convenient. I go to the store and forget what kind of bread we need all I have to do is pull out the cell and call home. Pew Research did a survey asking people what they liked best about their cell phones and what they liked least.
According to the research it looks like my most favored feature is atop the list.
17% of cell owners say the best thing about their phone is that it is convenient.
12% like the ability to call or talk with others at any time.
11% like that their cell phone can help them get assistance in an emergency.
9% say that using the internet, email, or apps is the best thing about their mobile phone.
8% cite the ability to connect with family.
And what do we like the least?
24% of cell owners say that the worst thing about cell ownership is that they are constantly available and can be reached at any time.
15% say that the cost of cell ownership is the thing they like least.
12% cite problems with bad reception, poor signal, or dropped calls.
8% cite problems with battery life as the thing they like the least.
8% point to interruptions from telemarketers and other unwanted callers as their primary annoyance.
As I sit here with a cell phone battery that needs recharging every 6 hours I appear to be one of the “8% er’s”. More interesting info on the Pew survey can be had here.