Infographic: Are you obsessed with your cell phone?

We all know someone who has said “I can’t live without my cell phone”.  As the little devices become more powerful each year, the simple fact is that they become more integrated into our lives.  Cellphone.org has put together an awesome info graphic that tells the true tale of the cell phone. 

While it is feeble to try and sum up what the info graphic is saying, it does go to show that we are all dependent on our cell phones.  Many will say that they feel unattached without being able to use their phone or that they simply can’t live without it.  Whether you’re addicted or not the graphic does provide some food for thought. 

 Thanks for the tip Jigz 

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Yeah I can't live without my Blackberry. I remember when I lost my last phone I felt like I was disconnected from the whole world.

I wouldn't say obsessed, but I am a bit of a textaholic, but that's mainly because of my unlimited free texts. I'd die without free texts now.

That is interesting that more men than women say that they can't live without their cell phone. I would think the opposite would be true.

I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with my cell phone. But I've never left my cell phone at home but I have left my work laptop at home when going to work.

I am not obsessed with mine at all. I do not even pay for internet access however, I do hate those people at the dinner table who are are texting the whole damn time. It is very rude.

I have a BlackBerry with Nextel service and it sucks around my local area. I often get dropped calls and the data service(s) like to stop working at random times. So no, I am not obsessed with my cell phone and honestly if I didnt have it, I wouldnt really mind.

este said,
I have a BlackBerry with Nextel service and it sucks around my local area. I often get dropped calls and the data service(s) like to stop working at random times. So no, I am not obsessed with my cell phone and honestly if I didnt have it, I wouldnt really mind.

Yeah, Nextel's service has really been going down the toilet since Sprint got them. They stopped investing in the network, the government told them they couldn't use the frequency anymore... It's just a real mess...

I can't live without my cell phone in the fact that I take it with me EVERYWHERE... number of calls made on it in the past 4 months..... zero.... texts maybe 10... I only have the thing for emergencies basically :)

Is it a bad thing that I have yet to put my Droid down? I've probably only had it down for a total of 6 hours in a 4 day period (obviously not counting sleep). It can't be healthy. :)

Some interesting facts. I guess I'm one of the 32% of men that can't live without their cell phones.

i could give a rats where my phone is most of the time. i do slight texting and mainly use it to reach or be reached by my wife when i'm out. i should stop buying new ones when they come out though.

interupt sex to answer? yeah its because they are cheating on you with the person calling and if they dont answer they will be onto you *lol*

neufuse said,
interupt sex to answer? yeah its because they are cheating on you with the person calling and if they dont answer they will be onto you *lol*

LMAO... But how do they explain being out of breath? :P

i can live without my phone... but its a convenience to have - emails when and where i need them and ability to get in touch with people when i need to...

but its hardly I WILL DIE WITHOUT MY PHONE!?

I use my HD2 as a computer extension, mainly for Exchange and casual web browsing. I'm not a heavy user of text messages - it's more a backup when email or skype chat isn't appropriate.

Making or taking an actual voice call is pretty unusual for me!

I must be the sort of person mobile networks must hate. It's always on and in the last two years, I've spent about £20 on it.

I've always sold or given away old mobile phones - never thrown em away so don't feel too guilty about the stack of old phones awaiting disposal!!

In terms of how much I 'need' my phone - I do like to have it on me at all times, and if I'm in a situation where I'm bored, the first thing I do is whip the phone out - check email, check twitter, facebook... if I didn't have the phone, I guess I'd ensure I had a book or magazine to read! :)

Chicane-UK said,
I've always sold or given away old mobile phones - never thrown em away so don't feel too guilty about the stack of old phones awaiting disposal!!

In terms of how much I 'need' my phone - I do like to have it on me at all times, and if I'm in a situation where I'm bored, the first thing I do is whip the phone out - check email, check twitter, facebook... if I didn't have the phone, I guess I'd ensure I had a book or magazine to read! :)

Yeah, I do the same thing. I start surfing Neowin (Though I do that less now that their mobile site is such a mess... )... Or check the news... I never want to go without a data plan again. LOL

Matt Sharpe said,
Actually I find the amount of mobile phones awaiting disposal is the most troubling bit of information here.

Yes, can anyone shed some light on that one? I'm kind of curious why they would just be awaiting disposal...?

I own one and use it as an extension for my computer. I check mails on it, keep track of news, call, text, have conferences with it, social networking etc etc, as a musician I really need to be connected, however on holidays I can just forget having a phone for 2 weeks without any problems...

grewnd33 said,
I have a shaved head; therefore, 85% goes into my head and 15% is absorbed by my eye brows.
Hahahahah. :D

I am a 22 year old male, and a self-confessed geek. And guess what? I don't own a mobile phone (cell phone to our friends across the pond). Everyone thinks it is a little bit weird, considering I am a geek. After being hassled by friends, family and work mates, I am finally giving in and getting one later this year (HTC Desire). Oh how I am going to miss being unreachable.

Singh400 said,
I am a 22 year old male, and a self-confessed geek. And guess what? I don't own a mobile phone (cell phone to our friends across the pond). Everyone thinks it is a little bit weird, considering I am a geek. After being hassled by friends, family and work mates, I am finally giving in and getting one later this year (HTC Desire). Oh how I am going to miss being unreachable.

LOL I'm sure being unreachable can be nice. I should try that sometime...

Had a cell phone a couple of times but was strictly for emergencies as I worked in a remote location where even payphones were scarce. From what I see, cell phones are doing way more then they were intended... and now we have people, not just teens, text messaging or viewing an internet website all while driving. For me, I'd rather have a conversation at home where I can take the call and give you my full attention... or just send me an email.

I switch my phone on when I want to make a call, I then switch it off after I have finished talking.
I control my phone not the other way around, and the battery lasts ages lol.

Magpie said,
I switch my phone on when I want to make a call, I then switch it off after I have finished talking.
I control my phone not the other way around, and the battery lasts ages lol.

What if someone needs to reach you?

M_Lyons10 said,

What if someone needs to reach you?

Office phone, home phone, e-mail, shout scream yell .. or they have to wait.

I find the problem with mobile phones is that numbers become names. If you want to phone a friend, you just select their name from the phone's directory and voila! Lose your phone in an emergency and it's not so good. I make a point of physically dialling people's numbers that are important to me in an effort to memorise them.

i11usive said,
I find the problem with mobile phones is that numbers become names. If you want to phone a friend, you just select their name from the phone's directory and voila! Lose your phone in an emergency and it's not so good. I make a point of physically dialling people's numbers that are important to me in an effort to memorise them.

I agree. Having lost a phone and not been able to recall half the numbers, I can attest to this being an issue.

Now I just use Microsoft MyPhone on my WinMo device. So I always have a backup of my contacts and everything... And that has already saved me once when Samsung released an update that cleared all of my contacts and personal information. MyPhone came in and saved the day there for sure...

I used to be really attached to my cell phone... now I forget where I leave it half the time and the other half its on silent so it might as well be lost.

Juski814 said,
I used to be really attached to my cell phone... now I forget where I leave it half the time and the other half its on silent so it might as well be lost.

HAHAHA

I have a love/hate relationship with it. It is definitely a great tool but when I get 800 txts a month, all related to business, it gets a bit onerous.

Frazell Thomas said,
Err 30% of teens have received porn via text of their friends... That can't be right...

Otherwise, interesting stuff, if accurate.

Yeah, I don't get that statistic... I mean WHY would you send a picture like that to a friend?

M_Lyons10 said,

Yeah, I don't get that statistic... I mean WHY would you send a picture like that to a friend?

Ummmm, because most teenagers, whether we want to admit it or not, think about sex all the time. They are just merging their common interests.

I can't stand cell phones, though I have a Tracfone that I bought for some traveling last year. Turned out I didn't need it, so I let it expire with over 100 minutes still on it. Don't miss it one bit.

I'm just waiting for everyone to die from cell phone related brain tumors while I sit back, point and laugh like Nelson from the Simpsons. HA HA!

SyntaxError said,
I can't stand cell phones, though I have a Tracfone that I bought for some traveling last year. Turned out I didn't need it, so I let it expire with over 100 minutes still on it. Don't miss it one bit.

I'm just waiting for everyone to die from cell phone related brain tumors while I sit back, point and laugh like Nelson from the Simpsons. HA HA!

:-\

SyntaxError said,
I can't stand cell phones, though I have a Tracfone that I bought for some traveling last year. Turned out I didn't need it, so I let it expire with over 100 minutes still on it. Don't miss it one bit.

I'm just waiting for everyone to die from cell phone related brain tumors while I sit back, point and laugh like Nelson from the Simpsons. HA HA!

Wow..... dick.

not really. its gonna happen one way or another, it always has, just because you hear about it now does not mean its new

and wasnt this JUST posted in the jokes section?

McDave said,
30% of teens have received pornographic texts or videos of their friends. That is actually quite worring.

well, looks like there will be a lot of sexting cases coming up and putting felony charges on teens for doing something that isn't really that bad for them...

McDave said,
30% of teens have received pornographic texts or videos of their friends. That is actually quite worring.

Yes, I agree...

McDave said,
30% of teens have received pornographic texts or videos of their friends. That is actually quite worring.

Hm... I wish I Was in that 30%.....

I have a 500$ phone. It's about 6 times the size of an iphone, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard, along with wireless access and texting. It also has a screen with a resolution of a whopping 1280x800, and can play games like Team Fortress 2. Compare THAT to an iPhone's 2d timewasters.

Recon415 said,
I have a 500$ phone. It's about 6 times the size of an iphone, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard, along with wireless access and texting. It also has a screen with a resolution of a whopping 1280x800, and can play games like Team Fortress 2. Compare THAT to an iPhone's 2d timewasters.

Can that even fit in your pocket? The iPhone has great 3D, 2.5d and 2d games, a great browser and the best app store in the world. Beat that.

Recon415 said,
I have a 500$ phone. It's about 6 times the size of an iphone, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard, along with wireless access and texting. It also has a screen with a resolution of a whopping 1280x800, and can play games like Team Fortress 2. Compare THAT to an iPhone's 2d timewasters.

What phone would that be?

Recon415 said,
I have a 500$ phone. It's about 6 times the size of an iphone, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard, along with wireless access and texting. It also has a screen with a resolution of a whopping 1280x800, and can play games like Team Fortress 2. Compare THAT to an iPhone's 2d timewasters.

So you don't actually have a cell phone then do you?

Nashy said,

So you don't actually have a cell phone then do you?

It's called sarcasm. And I don't have a phone. My netbook does everything I need.

Simon said,
Some interesting stats there. Definitely shows the darker side of these tiny devices.

Indeed, I am 33 years old and I only used cell phone one time in my life for only few months. I really don't need it.