Newsflash: we are annoyed by our cell phones. As much as we now depend on them, a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that many Americans still aren’t happy with their phones and carriers. A common complaint that people have is that their cell phones don’t make calls properly. 72% of those surveyed experienced dropped calls occasionally, while 32% experienced dropped calls a few times a week. But with so many other ways to communicate, maybe our standard for the quality of our actual phone calls has gone down in recent years. 77% of the people surveyed said that they experienced slow connectivity on their phone, preventing them from downloading or accessing things as quickly as they’d like. With 4g networks spreading and Internet speeds increasing, it’s likely that our standards for connecting have gone up as of late. Mobile owners are also complaining of more spam than ever in the form of sales calls and texts.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 3, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).