Are You Using Your Phone OR Is It Using You

The telephone has drastically evolved since it’s first existence in 1876. It was conceived as a thought to communicate and save time reaching out to others. The very first call, by Alexander Graham Bell, used the telephone to save time and contact his assistant. Short and sweet he stated “Mr. Watson come here. I want to see you." In this era, people had to physically be face to face to communicate. Advances in the telephone led to the cell phone in 1973 with it’s creator Martin Cooper placing the first call. In 1992, the first text message of “Merry Christmas” was sent. The first mobile phone with Internet connectivity was launched in Finland in 1996.

How do you use your phone today? How do you see other’s around you using their phone? The cell phone has many uses today. It’s used for communicating, web browsing, messaging, emailing, entertainment, and many other uses. The phone can also be used to change your financial situation which people don’t take advantage of. Millions are made on the phone daily by those who know how to properly utilize their phones and make it work for them. If this fact doesn’t seem logical to you, then I’ll show you a few fun facts of how the phone is being used today.

· Nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults own a smartphone,

· Nearly one-quarter (23%) of smartphone owners have canceled or suspended their cell phone service because the cost was too expensive.

· There’s 47% of U.S. smartphone owners say their smartphone is something they “couldn’t live without.”

· Three-quarters of smartphone owners reported using their phone for social media, while 60% took pictures or a video, and more than half (55%) got news on their smartphone.

· 64% of American adults own a smartphone of some kind.

· China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.

· The average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day

· Smartphones are used for navigating a wide array of important life events, from health conditions to new jobs.

· Young users are particularly likely to use a smartphone to avoid boredom and ignore other people

No matter how you use your phone, make sure you make it work for you. Don’t let a month go by where you can not pay your cell phone. Utilize all if not most tools on your phone to communicate and save you time like it’s intended first use. Use it to reach out to others, inquire about new possibilites or jobs, and most of all use it to make you money. You may not like sales, but all great sales people have created their own economy and stability using the phone. I challenge you to USE your phone more effectively for the next thirty days and I bet you’ll see phone usage in a different light.

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