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New TeleNav survey asked U.S. mobile phone users to choose between giving up their cell phones for a week, or one of life's other little pleasures/needs like sex, chocolate or their toothbrush

Many Americans are gadget-obsessed in this day and age. Devices like smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and laptops have become convenient companions for the American lifestyle, but according to a new study conducted by TeleNav, Inc., some mobile phone owners overshoot the "convenient companion" category and land somewhere in the "love affair" group.

TeleNav, a wireless location-based services company, conducted a national survey that asked Americans to choose between giving up their cell phones for a week; or one of life's other little pleasures/needs like sex, chocolate or their toothbrush. A total of 514 U.S. mobile phones users (254 males and 260 females) "of driving age" participated in the study between July 15 and July 19, 2011.

According to the survey, one-third of all participants would rather give up sex for a week rather than their mobile phone. Seventy percent of those in this category were women. Also, 22 percent of smartphone users said they could go a week without seeing their significant other in favor of keeping their mobile device while 14 percent of feature phone users feel the same way. Human companionship or no human companionship, 66 percent of people in the survey said they sleep with their cell phones next to them. 

Moving on, 70 percent of participants would rather give up alcohol for a week than their mobile phone while 63 percent would rather give up chocolate, 55 percent would rather give up caffeine, 54 percent would give up exercise, 22 percent would give up their toothbrush, 21 percent would give up their shoes and 20 percent would give up their computer. 

The survey also found that iPhone users were particularly attached to their little mobile friends (or possibly more than friends) over Android and BlackBerry users. In fact, iPhone users made up a majority of the following categories: 40 percent of iPhone users were willing to give up their toothbrush, 43 percent would go a week without shoes, and 83 percent believed other iPhone users would be the best romantic companions. 

The iPhone users in this particular survey were also twice as likely to spend more than $40 on apps than Android or BlackBerry users. But Android users topped iPhone users when asked if their phone reflects their overall sense of style -- nearly half of Android users feel this way while only 35 percent of iPhone users see their phones as a stylish representation of themselves.

Feel like you just can't get enough, and would like to dive deeper (and deeper) into the additional results found in this survey? Click here.



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Proof at last!
By GreenEnvt on 8/3/2011 8:11:34 PM , Rating: 5
Well we always suspected the world was full of idiots, and now we have proof.




RE: Proof at last!
By Goty on 8/3/11, Rating: 0
RE: Proof at last!
By tim851 on 8/4/2011 4:33:33 AM , Rating: 4
Exactly. Only idiots, virgins or prepubescent children would give up their cellphones over sex. One week without sex happens to everybody, all the time. Business trips, your wife's red days or sometimes just a busy schedule. And for people who are actually having sex and not just fantasizing about it, it's no big deal.

Giving up my cellphone on the other hand puts me out of business.

Nerds... *rollseyes*


RE: Proof at last!
By Mitch101 on 8/4/2011 8:16:18 AM , Rating: 2
With who is the sex with? One might want to pass and play with thier phone instead.


RE: Proof at last!
By nikon133 on 8/4/2011 5:24:46 PM , Rating: 2
Additionally... how can you arrange some sex without your phone? No phone, no sex anyway. And if you have phone, well, at least you have phone ;)


RE: Proof at last!
By FITCamaro on 8/3/11, Rating: -1
RE: Proof at last!
By DanNeely on 8/3/2011 8:59:37 PM , Rating: 5
Would that be the percentage who didn't bother to vote although they were eligible to do so?


RE: Proof at last!
By quiksilvr on 8/3/2011 10:53:18 PM , Rating: 2
No, that would be the percentage that had to choose between a douche and a turd sandwich and stubbornly thought that there was actually another option.


RE: Proof at last!
By Swampthing on 8/4/2011 10:23:54 AM , Rating: 4
rofl at people that think their vote matters.

Get a clue, the only vote that matters is the vote bought by the lobbyists. The status quo never changes. Voting is a waste of time.


RE: Proof at last!
By rs2 on 8/3/2011 9:12:48 PM , Rating: 3
Your statistics are off. Only about 45% of people voted for McCain/Palin. Still, that is a pretty respectable number of morons.


RE: Proof at last!
By rs2 on 8/3/2011 9:45:04 PM , Rating: 2
Uh-oh, seems I've upset the DailyTech Republicans with my humor. Might as well be blunt about it then.

If you honestly believe that Sarah Palin even comes close to approximating a competent leader with sufficient qualifications to be vide-president or president, then any time you want to see a moron just take a look in the mirror.


RE: Proof at last!
By christojojo on 8/3/2011 10:55:33 PM , Rating: 1
Why is it if you don't like the present president you are automatically a republican, a racist, an idiot, and/ or for Palin?

I voted one way that was to vote of "no confidence" against the majority political party when Obama Ran. His bail out and Medical fiascoes made me say/admit I made a stupid vote. I really didn't think they would power those irresponsible bills into laws. Seriously, when a leader says we won't know whats in them until we pass them that is down right scary. When you spend money you know you can't even get without charging much on a depressed economy that is scary too.
My only defense to that is simple vote against who ever is in power until this country takes a turn for the better.

P.S. the health care bill has nothing to do with worrying about the sick and poor and all to do with power. So, don't go telling people you don't care about poor people if you don't want the health care bill passed it is not about the sick but making money off sympathy.


RE: Proof at last!
By rs2 on 8/4/2011 1:01:59 AM , Rating: 5
quote:
Why is it if you don't like the present president you are automatically a republican, a racist, an idiot, and/ or for Palin?


It isn't. The OP wasn't saying that Obama supporters today are morons, he was trying to say that everyone who voted for Obama in 2008 is a moron. My point is simply that if everyone who voted for Obama is a moron, then everyone who voted McCain/Palin knowing the kind of liability that someone like Palin represents is an even bigger moron (and if you voted McCain/Palin then you are, by definition, "for Palin"). And if we're going to point fingers at morons, we might as well point at the biggest morons.

But that is orthogonal to the discussion of whether you approve or disapprove of Obama today and similar topics. I haven't said anything on that subject, nor do I intend to.


RE: Proof at last!
By tecknurd on 8/4/2011 3:22:49 AM , Rating: 2
The legislators are the devil in the country, so they are the ones making stupid laws and not enough people veto the laws, so the president signs the laws. Also got to many mules that are too stubborn to make a move that is right for the country. These mules are old farts that are set in their ways.

You do not know what you are talking about when explaining about the health bill. Before Obama went into office the health system is always about capitalism instead of providing good service. What Obama is trying to do is making sure it is a little easier to get health insurance for the sick. Obama will be adding a part two to the health reform that states grades for the hospitals, but this is only if he goes for another term. Stating grades for hospitals is a very, very good idea because not all hospitals have equal quality of service.

I will probably will not vote for Obama in 2012 because I think he either got brain washed from the government or just gave up standing for the people. Though I did vote for Obama thinking he can represent this country better compared to McCain and Bush. I do think Obama did somewhat better representing this country for his term even though he has some problems which was out of his control.


RE: Proof at last!
By nolisi on 8/3/2011 9:21:08 PM , Rating: 4
Oh, so you noticed the results of the midterms to? ;)


RE: Proof at last!
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 8/3/2011 9:54:07 PM , Rating: 2
Oh snap!


RE: Proof at last!
By powerincarnate on 8/4/2011 9:01:36 AM , Rating: 1
This is exactly why the Tea Party rose to prominence in 2010. Someone mentions the previous election, and everyone thinks they were talking about 2008 and Barack Obama. Now, Even if the guy was talking about it, it is wrong. The last election wasn't 2008, it was 2010 (at least nationally). As a result, in 2010, you had a lot of people sit on their butts, while a wave of enthusiastic, almost exclusively republican legislators and Govenors came into power and crippled the country.


RE: Proof at last!
By rs2 on 8/3/2011 9:11:33 PM , Rating: 4
No, not idiots. Just nerds who aren't having sex more often than once a week (or even once a month) in the first place. It's easy to give up something you're not actually having anyways.


RE: Proof at last!
By SunAngel on 8/3/11, Rating: 0
RE: Proof at last!
By tecknurd on 8/4/2011 3:29:50 AM , Rating: 2
I do not think it is about idiots. I think nature now understands technology and using it to lure out bad genetics.


RE: Proof at last!
By inperfectdarkness on 8/4/2011 6:45:48 AM , Rating: 1
note that 70% of those who would rather have a cell phone are WOMEN. no DUH!

women would rather talk than screw.

my daddy always told me that we have two ears and one mouth; so we should listen twice as much as we talk.

women have one mouth and one vagina. you do the math.


RE: Proof at last!
By BZDTemp on 8/4/2011 7:43:14 AM , Rating: 2
Only 1/3 full and only if you see the US=The World which is very wrong. The world is much much much bigger than that place where everything is divided into blue and red states.


Married
By chmilz on 8/3/2011 9:07:23 PM , Rating: 3
I get more satisfaction out of my cellphone than my sex life, so that's a no brainer.




RE: Married
By tng on 8/3/2011 9:36:55 PM , Rating: 2
That means that you are married.


RE: Married
By ThisSpaceForRent on 8/3/2011 10:06:18 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed!

...and I am so...agreed!


RE: Married
By rs2 on 8/3/2011 10:22:10 PM , Rating: 2
No, it means you're doing it wrong.


RE: Married
By chick0n on 8/3/2011 10:58:56 PM , Rating: 2
no, it means

your partner "fuxking" you wrong.

agreed ?


RE: Married
By Camikazi on 8/5/2011 9:43:36 AM , Rating: 2
Don't blame others for what you are doing wrong :P


This just shows that...
By troysavary on 8/3/2011 8:31:55 PM , Rating: 2
many smartphone users, especially those over attached to their iPhone, have never actually had sex so really don't know what they are missing.




RE: This just shows that...
By Mitch101 on 8/3/2011 9:00:58 PM , Rating: 2
83 percent believed other iPhone users would be the best romantic companions

Nothing says sexy like a turtleneck
http://images.wikia.com/hanna-barbera/images/5/5b/...


RE: This just shows that...
By fleshconsumed on 8/4/2011 9:25:29 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
83 percent believed other iPhone users would be the best romantic companions


Especially since 40% of iPhone users would give up toothbrush over iPhone. Very romantic. /eyeroll


RE: This just shows that...
By lukarak on 8/4/2011 2:57:02 AM , Rating: 3
It's like Kimi Raikonen answered:

Reporter: Kimi, Lewis said that his first F1 victory was better than having sex. What do you think?
Kimi: Maybe he's never had sex :D


In Other News...
By The Insolent One on 8/3/2011 10:28:51 PM , Rating: 3
According to a recent report 1/3 of all Americans do not have sex on a weekly basis.




But....
By BeauP on 8/4/2011 10:16:26 AM , Rating: 3
Is that giving up the cell phone with or without the vibrating app?




Comparisons
By tng on 8/3/2011 9:39:57 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
one of life's other little pleasures/needs like sex, chocolate or their toothbrush
So when do sex and your toothbrush become comparable items?




Stats
By EricMartello on 8/3/2011 11:05:14 PM , Rating: 2
100% of those 33% aren't getting laid anyway.




wrong
By Smilin on 8/4/2011 10:18:17 AM , Rating: 2
So you're saying 66% of Americans get laid every week and wouldn't want to give it up? 33% get laid every week and would?

100% of Americans get laid every week????




By jimbojimbo on 8/4/2011 10:43:29 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
40 percent of iPhone users were willing to give up their toothbrush

Now that just means 40% of iPhone users are absolutely repulsive while only 22% of the typical crowd normally are.




Anyone who is married....
By M4gery on 8/4/2011 12:18:30 PM , Rating: 2
Goes without sex for weeks anyway




Depends
By mgilbert on 8/4/2011 1:58:03 PM , Rating: 2
Depends on the woman you are with. In my case, hell no. I'll keep the sex, and you can have my phone! Yes, she's that good...




sex? what's that?
By vapore0n on 8/4/2011 2:23:43 PM , Rating: 2
100% of the people interviewed were virgins




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