Britons hooked on mobile phonesSurvey shows mobile popularity growing

24 July 2006

 

Texting on a mobile phone

Mobile phones are changing the way we interact with each other and are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives, according to a new study.

More than 16,500 people were surveyed for the Mobile Life Report, making it the biggest social study into mobile phone usage, the authors claim.

Over 90 per cent of UK mobile users can't get through the day without using their phone while young adults now rank their mobile phone as more important to them than television.

Texting revolution

Texting has overtaken talking as the most popular way to use mobile phones. Among those aged 18-24, the texting revolution has had the biggest impact with 51 per cent of them sending or receiving at least six texts a day.

About one in ten people have had a mobile phone stolen – which rises to nearly one in five for young women – while almost half of mobile phone-users would use their camera phone to record a crime.

The study was published by Carphone Warehouse in association with The London School of Economics.