The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity

Nov 30, 2012 | by
  • Description

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections. Some 85% of American adults now own a cell phone of some kind, and these devices mean many things to their owners: an always-available link to friends and family, a pocket computer, or a time-saving tool -- even an actual telephone. When asked to describe in their own words what they like most about owning a cell phone:

  • 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.