Mobile Phones keep us readily connected, but at the same time they seem to kill the conservations between friends and family. About 81% of people communicated face to face in 2006 compared to 72% in 2010, which shows a decline of 9% in four years. For those, who do talk in person, the mere presence of mobile phone is enough to get them distracted.
Text messaging is on the rise with 32% of the people preferring to communicate by text rather than by phone, even with people they very well know. Interestingly, close to 55% of people flirt via text and about 24% of people use text to coordinate adultery.
Nearly 40% of families send text messages to loved ones abroad and approximately 188 billion texts were estimated to be texted in 2010. It is also very dangerous to use mobile phones while driving as it can lead to road accidents. In recent times, it has become fashionable to use phones, even when it is not necessary.
In business, around 69% of people believe that work productivity has increased because of mobile communication. Not only disadvantages, there are some advantages of mobile communication as well.