...and without them, we will die. An exaggeration. But you know what I mean.
Yesterday, for instance. Life was at a standstill for a lot of people -- specifically Celcom users, when connection was disrupted for some 12 hours. (HERE's why)
Anyway, a survey conducted across 11 countries found that mobile phones are now so much a part of our lives, and that we cannot leave home without them.
The survey by global market research company Synovate In:fact conducted in June this year with over 8,000 urban mobile phone owners in Malaysia, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States found that 75% said they never leave home without it.
The survey, which was released in early September, also found that 36% go as far to say they cannot live without their mobile phones.
In Malaysia, two-thirds of the 800 respondents said they never leave home without their mobile phones, while 62% admitted that they even sleep with their mobile phones close by. And half of the respondents said they get excited whenever their phone rings or beeps for a message.
READ TheSun ARTICLE HERE
Also, the the survey touched on the impact of text messaging (or SMS) in the respondents' lives. While mobile phones undoubtedly have become an essential tool for communications, they have also evolved into a tool for break ups.
Twenty-three percent of the respondents from the Philippines admitted that break ups are easier done via SMS followed closely behind by Russians and Malaysians (22% respectively).