There’s nothing we love more than a good survey here at Mobot. We’d eat, drink and sleep (with) surveys if we could. Quite frankly, if it’s not a survey, we don’t want to know about it.
As such, we’re all ears when it comes to this latest survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Cool name, guys.
The survey looked at, er, a number of Americans, and ultimately discovered that a great many of them are suffering some sort of mobile-related problem or problems. Oh, the humanity!
Rather than hide away the stats in meandering paragraphs, I’m gonna hit you with it bullet point style. Let’s rock:
- Almost three quarters of US mobile owners suffer from occasional dropped calls
- 35% of smartphone owners suffer dropped calls weekly compared to 28% of feature phone users
- Nearly 70% of US “cell” users receive unwanted sales contact via call or text, despite the presence of supposedly preventative measures at federal and state level
- Nearly eight in 10 experience slow browsing speeds at least occasionally, while half encounter the problem weekly
Interestingly, Pew notes: "Non-white cell owners confront all four problems at somewhat higher weekly rates than do their white counterparts. This might be tied to the fact that African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely than whites to rely on their cell phones as their primary or exclusive phones for calling and for Internet access."
Actually, that was a pretty rubbish survey. You can read about it in more detail over at CNN.