February 10, 2009
Skip Valentine, where’s my cell phone?
A survey of Canadian cell phone users found 56 percent of them would rather hold their cell phone than a special person on Valentine's Day.
Last week, Angus Reid Strategies polled 1,000 mobile phone users over the age of 18 across Canada and asked about their attitudes towards the devices and special people in their lives in advance of Feb. 14.
The deepest attachment to phones versus people was found among the 18-34 age bracket, the release said.
Clearly, people have a deep love affair with their mobile phones, especially younger Canadians, said Nathan Rosenberg, Virgin Mobile's chief marketing officer.
By gender, 53 percent of men said they hold their phones more often than their significant other's hand, while 40 percent of women responded the same way.