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Do You Constantly Worry About Your Cellphone? You Could Have Nomophobia
2012-05-09 07:30:11

Going too long without their cellphone is something that many people fear, and that fear -- labeled as nomophobia (the fear of being out of contact with someone via mobile phone)  -- is on the rise, according to a study by SecurEnvoy, a company that deals in mobile phone technology. Cellphone mobility is now a huge part of our daily lives, but for many, staying connected is becoming a huge obsession. And many, 66 percent of those surveyed, said they do have “nomophobia.”...


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Nomophobia
2013-12-24 14:19:08

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The term, which is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia”, was coined during a study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to take a look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. The study found that almost 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain have a tendency to be anxious when they “lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage”....

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