Mobile phones have changed the world that we live in and have changed our lives in many ways. We are living at an age where we cannot imagine ourselves living without mobile phones. Apart from making calls and sending text messages, mobile technology offers many more features these days and has become very advanced.
We can now make video calls, play games, find routes and perform many other functions with mobile handsets these days. Who could imagine about 15 years ago that mobile phones will become such indispensible objects for the human race?
In 1876, the first telephone was introduced by Alexander Graham Bell after which in 1992, the first text message was sent. It was only in the year 2007 that 2.4 Billion users of SMS were recorded. It is expected that by the year 2015, mobile marketing will generate $400 billion in sales!
2. The Evolution Of The Mobile Phone
In 1973, the first mobile call was made by Martin Cooper following which in 1983; Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone which cost 2639 pounds. In 1995, Nokia 6110 was launched and in 1997, Blackberry 850 was released. 2004 was the year in which Motorola fashion phone become a rage worldwide. It was only in 2008, that Apple iPhone changed the face of mobile space forever.
3. Health Risks Of Cell Phone Usage
The total number of cell phone subscriptions worldwide has been estimated to about 5 billion but one should also be aware of the health risks which cell phone usage can pose. It is a fact that radio waves from cell phones are believed to affect the brain and other tissues as well.
4. Mobile Mishaps
80 million people across the world damage their phones every year which means that 1 in every 4 persons is likely to lose their phones or damage their phones. It is a fact that July is the most dangerous month for mobile phones and holidays also aren’t a happy time for mobile phones.
5. The Shocking Numbers Behind Cell Phone Usage
It is a fact that two hundred trillion text messages are received in America every day! Infact texting is the number 2 use of cell phones and has infact decreased the voice call usage. In the year 2010, Americans spent $42.8 million on mobile devices. Apple is responsible for 99.4% of app downloads in the world.
6. Cell Phone
Some of the most popular mobile phones till date have been Motorola 8000X, Motorola 9800X, Nokia 101, Apple iPhone, and Samsung Galaxy. Between 1992 and 2011, Nokia was the most profitable mobile manufacturer whereas in 2012 and 2013, Samsung was the king.
7. History Of Mobile Phone
The first mobile phone call was made from a car in the year 1946. China has the highest number of cell phone subscribers in the world followed by India, US, Russia and Brazil. 24 states permit using a cell phone while driving.
8. Mobile In Southafrica
A survey was conducted in South Africa and was taken by 52% women and the rest men. According to the mobile survey, 29% of the mobile phone users were between the age of 25 and 34 while 19% of the users were between the age of 18 and 24.
9. The Mobile Globe
There are about 6.8 billion mobile phone subscriptions globally and it is a fact that 17.4% of global web usage is via mobile phones. The projected value of the US retail mCommerce market in 2013 is $39 Billion.
10. A Visual Guide To How Consumers Use Mobile Phones
14-17 year olds are the least likely to have mobile phones while 55% of 18-24 year olds have mobile phones. An average person has about 12 apps and 25% of the downloaded apps are purchased apps. Some of the most popular mobile games are puzzle games, arcade games and casino games.
11. Hazardous Facts About Mobile Phones
By dumping our mobile phones in landfill sites, we are building up a huge collection of electronic waste and 40% of people in the UK have never recycled a phone. Some ingredients present in our mobile phones that can impact the environment negatively are lead, cadmium, coltan and mercury.
12. Evolution Of Mobile Phones As Marketing Tools
Mobile phones are now being used as marketing tools and have put behind many traditional marketing methods like pop-ups, banner ads and spam. By the year 2014, US mobile ad spending is expected to reach a figure of $4 billion.
13. Mobile Consumer Behavior And Trends
As of 2012, 51% of consumers prefer Android Smartphones while 38% prefer the Apple iPhone. It is an estimated fact that by the year 2014, 10% of the website visits will come from tablets. As far as shopping satisfaction is concerned, tablets lead the way followed by iPads, phones and then iPhones.
14. Mobile Traffic Statistics
There was a 147.4% increase in mobile traffic from Oct 2010 to Oct 2011 as far as average percentage of traffic from mobile devices is concerned whereas average percentage of organic search traffic from mobile devices increased by 159% in the same time frame.
15. Don’t Need Mobiles? You’re Nuts
It is a fact that by the year 2014, mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet usage and close to a billion Smartphones are forecasted to sell in the year 2013.
16. Holiday Engagement On mobile
In India, people shop on mobiles during Diwali due to mobile-only special offers, to save fuel and for convenience while in Japan 89% of Internet users shop on their mobiles.
17. India Mobile Phone Info 2011
India is world’s second largest mobile phone market after China and has 791 M subscribers. Currently, 15 operators are serving in India and private operators hold 87.90% of wireless market share in this country.
18. The Big Friendly Phone
The Big friendly phone has especially been created for elders and senior citizens and has some amazing features like regularly updated alarms, large keys, easy viewing, easy listening, SOS emergency assistance and easy to charge.
19. Mobile Phones Are Precious
It is a fact that more than 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recovered. It is surprising to know that 16 metric tons of valuable gold can be extracted from 80 million mobile phones and cell phone circuit boards are often made of smelted down lead, copper, gold, zinc, beryllium and coltan etc.
20. How Popular Are Mobile Phones Today
In the year 2009, US Customers with wireless connection used more than 2 million minutes of talk time while 1.5 trillion test messages were sent in 2009 in US.