Let’s face it, we have become addicted to our cell phones. Now with the ‘smartphone’ where we can make calls, pay bills, listen to music and even get GPS turn by turn directions when we are lost! No wonder more people are completely freaked out at just the thought of not having access to their phone. A recent study sponsored by SecurEnvoy has found that since 2008, the amount of people who fear being without a mobile phone has grown from 53 percent to 66 percent. They even have a name for this new ‘paranoia’ and it’s called “nomophobia!’
The study found that people not only fear being without a cell phone, but almost half of respondents said they would be upset if their partner looked through their messages.
The term nomophobia, meaning the fear of being out of mobile phone contact, was first coined by researchers in 2008. And no MORE than half of us experience this! Most of us have lost or broken a phone, and think about how freaked out you were to just lose all your contacts! After all, how many people do you think know YOUR phone number by heart!
How many people do you know, whose phone number you have memorized?