Survey reveals strange places and times when Americans like to use their smartphones

Survey reveals strange places and times when Americans like to use their smartphones
Thanks to the smartphone, people today have the ability to stay connected anytime, anywhere. According to a survey from Harris Interactive, some of the places where American adults use their phone just might surprise or shock you. That is, unless you are one of the 9% of those surveyed who use their handset during sex. If that includes you, probably nothing shocks you. 

Much less shocking, is that 12% of those surveyed used their phone in the shower. As more and more handsets come to market with IP certification, they can be used in the shower or bathtub without succumbing to water damage. 19% use their smartphone in church or a place of worship. Most likely, this group includes video game players more interested in racking up points instead of listening to a sermon.

A whopping 32% report using their smartphone during a function, party or event taking place at their kid's school. We get it. Some of these take place during the work day and you might need to stay in touch with your office. Just don't let your kids see you on the phone or else it might lead to longer-term psychological scarring.

One-third of those asked, use their phone on a date. If you're simply snapping pictures, that's cool. If you're checking to see which team LeBron landed with while on a date, that is slightly less cool, but still understandable. If you're calling your best friend Paulie to ask him to pick you up while your date is right in front of you, that is not cool at all.

Despite all of the witty filmed clips and signs asking you not to use your phone in a movie theater, 35% of those surveyed use their phone there, anyway. If you want to watch a movie and use your phone, turn the lights off in your bedroom and watch Netflix.
 
55% reported that they use their smartphone while driving. Many carriers, especially AT&T, have stepped up here. Call AT&T for any reason, and even if your call is non-smartphone related, before you are disconnected, you are warned not to text and drive. But even those making or taking a call while behind the wheel, are not concentrating on the task at hand. If you need to make or take a call while driving, pull over. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting, calling or even glancing at your phone while driving will triple the chance of an accident occurring.

9% of American adults surveyed use their smartphone during sex

9% of American adults surveyed use their smartphone during sex


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source: Yahoo

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32 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if texting/calling and driving is such a bad thing, why not use the build in gps to detect if the user is moving faster than a certain speed and disable calling features?

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"if texting/calling and driving is such a bad thing..." Agree! Unless you are use handsfree solution. "...why not use the build in gps to detect if the user is moving faster than a certain speed and disable calling features?" I'm sure NSA will consider your suggestion. :D

7. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Wow! You are a genius. If there are 5 people in car, 4 of them would be sitting like dumba$$ and remembering you for this innovation.

12. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

cellphone use is also distracting for a driver, and why is it so hard to wait till the car rides over? does your life depend on making a call while your in a moving car

14. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Sorry my friend, phones these days are not meant for only calling. Other travellers can use music, youtube, whatsapp apps without distracting the driver. Assume yourself in a bus or as a passenger in a car going on a 1000km trip and phone not working.

27. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

yes but i said that it would disable the calling feature, not anything else

17. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

There are apps for teens that disable texting features over a certain speed, if you are a passenger, however, you can take a short attention quiz and text

32. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I can see drivers trying to take that short attention quiz and crashing.

15. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

lol :D

23. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

What about a train? :D

24. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Then everyone will take a quiz :)

11. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

If one company doesn't implement that feature, then it would sell more devices than the others who have such a feature and no company would like to spend time and money on a feature that would bring losses to them, that's the problem and it can't be implemented everywhere because every government is different...some will welcome it and the others will criticize it and even if it is implemented, people will find ways to change it. Texting/calling while driving can be useful in emergency situations Instead of disabling them, its better to find more practical solutions through siri/Google now/ cortana (the voice assistants)

18. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

There are apps that already do that.http://www.sprint.com/landings/focusondriving​/

31. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Because with millions of people using cell phones in their cars for the last couple of decades did not increase the rate of accidents or deaths. As a matter of fact, they have been decreasing. So, the statement that placing calls or even texting is dangerous is defeated by the facts.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Seems like Americans are bored with sex, movies, dinner dates, their children, driving, showering, and at church. Not really a surprise given the monotony of American "culture".

20. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

'Murica!

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

35% in a movie theater? please ban all those people!! also remove the people from the planet who use their phone while driving!!

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"35% in a movie theater? please ban all those people!!" I agree if they are calling during movie session, but I don't see the problem if they are texting or browsing web during movie session.

8. AiAiRon

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Light distractions for other viewers

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree it disturbs a bit but if phone user keeps it low near knees then light is really minimalistic and then it is not such big problem. Unless person use a tablet. :D Anyway talking and call sound disturbs me more than dim light somewhere in the crowded hall. At least such is my opinion.

25. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

But if they record and put the movie online, it will be worth it :D

30. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Only if you're a vampire.

10. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

THERE IS a PROBLEM in texting and web browsing as display light disturbs other people.

21. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I spent $11 to go see Malificent (sp?) a few weeks ago. Considering the price of a tix to see a movie i dont see why anybody would pay just to sit in the theatre on their phone

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! I was spending even more for a tickets just to go with my girlfriends to the theater and spend time kissing and doing other adult things. :D I agree with you that it is stupid to go to the theater and sit on the phone but we are talking not about that we are talking about how much it disturbs other.

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Driving and dinner dates are two of the most irresponsible ways to use a smartphone...

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm an Indian, and I use my phone when I shower, eat, drink and crap, like most of the people in the WORLD.

13. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol who doesn't use their phone when taking a $hit ?

22. yellowradio

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

that's the real reason for IP certification

28. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

no ip certification is for fapping in the tub/shower

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