Study into mobile phone use uncovers some interesting results
Most people carry their mobile phone with them at all times, but there are moments when this may not be a wise decision.
A new study, which was released by GoodMobilePhones.co.uk in the United Kingdom, has found that made mobile users fail to take adequate care of their technological investment.
Researchers surveyed some 1,937 mobile users over the age of 18 and found that more than a third of them have spilt liquids on their phones that have led to serious damage.
However, at present the biggest danger posed to mobile phones is the toilet and some 47 per cent of all items fall in the loo.
The second most common form of damage was due to spilt drinks or dropping mobiles into drinks, which claims about 21 per cent of phones.
Other potential hazards include dropping phones in a bath or shower, in a kitchen sink or accidentally putting it in the laundry along with dirty clothing.
But the results are not just based on overall accident rates – the study also provided a gender breakdown of the statistics.
Men are almost three times more likely than members of the fairer sex to be victims of phone water damage – with the figures falling at 73 per cent and 27 per cent respectively.
It was also found that replacing phones is almost as much of an issue as damaging them due to the fact that many people do not have mobile insurance.
The study found that 86 per cent of all Britons lost their phones to water related accidents, which is far ahead of any other type of technical problem or glitch.
And while such results have yet to be released in Australia it may be fairly safe to assume that we have similar concerns.
Given the amount of original content that is used and stored on phones it may be worth investing in some kind of coverage to limit risks associated with water damage.
Posted by Aimee McBride