As reported by Press Trust of India, people are increasingly becoming dependent on their cell phones, checking them every six-and-a-half minutes, according to a new research. In total, users check their smartphones an average of 150 times during a waking day of 16 hours, the study found.
Looking at their phone is the first thing many people do each day – as they use its alarm function – and is also the last, the study commissioned by a mobile phone brand found. In between, phones are used to check the internet and read emails, as well as to make calls and send texts, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.
Even people who have less-sophisticated devices check their phones frequently, it was found. A person just using a phone with basic functions will rack up dozens of uses a day.
Mobile technology consultant Tomi Ahonen who analysed the study, wrote on his blog that people make, receive or avoid 22 phone calls every day. They also send or receive text messages 23 times a day, Ahonen said, and check the clock 18 times. Setting the alarm, playing games, changing songs, taking pictures and plugging and unplugging the phone all added to the number of phone views, he said.
Besides the usage, it has become trend especially among younger people to flaunt their expensive smartphones and use them unnecessarily, where they can be avoided. Majority of young people can be found to be plugged to their phones for listening music while commuting or walking, which has proven fatal also in some cases. Most of the users do not hesitate to use their mobile phones when they are in religious places or in religious ceremonies. I have seen people using their handsets even in cremation grounds when the departed souls are being laid to rest. Atleast, the users must not be disrespectful in certain places and occasions and should use their devices carefully.