Nearly everybody in Britain lies on their smartphones, and this infographic has the stats to prove it

Nearly everybody in Britain lies on their smartphones, and this infographic has the stats to prove it
We don't mean to paint an unsightly picture of English people. We love them because they have smashing accents, a rich and colorful English vocabulary, and are jolly good tea-sipping chaps in general! However, Britons do lie a lot. And we mean, a lot!

The ugly truth is revealed by CompareMyMobile's new infographic, which the trade-in comparison website put together from the results of a survey it ran recently. Asking over 1,100 people about the most common lies they tell over the phone, CMM came up with some fascinating (and mildly worrying) stats!

According to the infographic, a whopping 68% of those surveyed have purposely ignored a call or text to avoid going on a date. Good luck trying to meet someone over there! Moreover, 54% admitted to dodging a phone call to avoid doing someone a favor, and as many as 13% aren't shy about ignoring phone calls from their boss!

In some cases, it is imperative to have a proper excuse for dodging someone's call. The infographic says that the most popular one was 'My phone was on silent' (56%), with ‘I had no signal’ (25%), ‘Sorry, in a meeting’ (9%), and ‘My phone is broken' (5%) trailing behind. In this line of thought, the most common reason for people to sidestep calls and texts is to avoid an event they don’t want to attend. Classic introvert move, right there!CMM founder and director Ashley Turner reflected upon the results with his usual lines of wisdom – “While technology brings us closer together by allowing us to talk to people on the other side of the world, it also opens a whole new gateway to lies which can be told.” It's hard not to side with him in this case!

The short but entertaining infographic is available for your viewing pleasure in the gallery below.


source: CompareMyMobile

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15 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I'm sure this isn't limited to Britain.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

after reading this, I think I'm in Britain now o.O

14. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I got a big English muffin if you would like to tryout at my house tonight... ;)

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm British and this is completely true. Doesn't everyone in the world act this way? "Oh look, boss is calling in the evening" = "Sorry, my phone was on silent in my pocket!". It's like the old days when you didn't have a mobile phone so no-one could bug you in your own time, we just don't want to be hassled by people 24/7.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

I straight up told my boss that I blocked his number since he was getting on my nerves... When I think about all the things I did at that job before I quit, he had to have hated me. I was always late, I regularly insulted him when he got on my nerves, I skipped half my shift on plenty of occasions so I could spend time with women (and basically was paid for it), I left work multiple times to chill at the mall, so on and so forth… even though I brought in a ton of money for them and had a really high retention rate for my clients, I still don't fully understand why they never fired me. Or why the higher ups liked me so much. Especially since I didn't exactly make it a secret that I resented some of them for some of the BS that they pulled, routinely screwing over my coworkers and I. Still. Fun times.

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Similar here, been at my company 15 years, basically been promoted to pretty much running the place and I've done so little for at least half of my time here and come in 30 minutes late every day. Seems to be the way to get ahead! :) Reminds me of Office Space (film)...

16. TerryTerius unregistered

You know, that is a theory I really wish there was someway to test. Because I halfway think slacking off somehow makes you more productive, ha. Reminds me of Bill Gates talking about hiring lazy people to do a difficult job because they would find the easiest way to get something done.

3. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I never lie on my phone. Posted from my computer.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You tricky besterd

11. epdm2be

Posts: 816; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I don't even have a phone :o)

5. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Without doing a same kind of survey in US and other countries we just can't say "Brits lie a lot!". May be the numbers might be higher in US. I said "May be".. who knows???

7. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm often the victim of these cunts.. and I'm not even in the UK

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

pretty sure this goes for EVERYONE

12. epdm2be

Posts: 816; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Naah... just blame it on the Brits :-)

15. Ikechukwu

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

lmfaooo!!! all these comments. Thanks for cheering up this morning :) Posted from CASIO fx-991es running windows 10

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