A recent survey conducted by taxi app Hailo, found that 40% of UK smartphone users believe they could get along just fine without a call function on their smartphone.
The survey of 2,000 people found that social media apps, calculators, calendars and cameras were seen as particularly important functions, and in many cases, they were seen as more important than the call feature. The highlights of the report are;
- Making a call is now the sixth most common use for a mobile phone
- Texts, emails and the alarm clock are more popular than calls
- 4 in 10 smartphone users say they could manage without call function
- The average person uses their mobile for an hour and 52 minutes a day
- 20 minutes of this is spent making three phone calls
Sending and receiving text messages, reading emails, browsing the Internet and using the phone’s alarm clock have all overtaken actual conversation.
Kevin Bertie – Director