The UK’s Lack of Manners on Mobile Phones
A new survey by Vodafone finds a lack of manners when it comes to mobile phone users in the UK.
Such is the attachment to our mobile phones that etiquette goes out of the window when we should be preoccupied with other things.
1. We don’t think twice about answering a phone whilst having a call or nature in the bathoom
2. Nor when we are spendng ‘quality time’ with our partners.
3. A third of mobile users would answer the phone when they were being ‘busy’ in the bedroom
4. A wedding, dinner table or a date also rates highly in answering calls
The survey covers over 2,000 mobile phone users and the survey revealed that men are more often likely to talk whilst on the loo in comparison with women.
“It seems as a nation we’re desperate not to miss out on the latest gossip no matter what we’re up to,” Srini Gopalan, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK said.
“But this doesn’t mean you have to take a call even when you’re responding to the call of nature, having a romantic dinner or in bed.
The research went on to reveal that whilst teenagers text the most, their favourite past time is to talk more often. However, it is likely that the cost of calls appears to be the main reason why teenagers do not make more phone calls.
“It’s time to revive the art of conversation. People still want to talk but they want to do that without worrying about the cost,” Srini Gopalan added.
“We’ve seen from our research that the younger generation in particular would call more people more often and would talk for longer if cost wasn’t a factor. And there are clearly plenty of people in everyone’s address book that we don’t catch up with often enough.”