Students Spend Their Lives Wired In To Their Phones

by Dale Wright

Here’s some news that might not surprise many: students are becoming increasingly addicted to their smartphones, with nearly nine in ten (89%) 18-24 year-olds reaching for their smartphone within 15 minutes of waking.

According to new research, nearly three quarters (74%) of students even check their smartphones as soon as they open their eyes, proving that young people really are obsessed with keeping in touch with their network. Social media is obviously a big pull for smartphone users, with a quarter of time spent on a phone being on Facebook, and the average student logging into the social media site nearly 14 times every day.

Apple is the smartphone of choice for students, with more than a quarter (27%) of respondents owning an iPhone, with Blackberry coming in a close second with more than a fifth of students owning these.

O2’s flexible plans have obviously captured the attention of students, with almost a third (32%) being on the network provider. In second place is Orange, with nearly a quarter (23%) of students’ contracts – probably many of them are attracted by the Orange Wednesday cinema deals.

Students spend on average £24 a month on their precious smartphones. Despite being skint, they’re obviously still prepared to shell out for the top technology. However, students are still pretty thrifty, so they’re not going to want to have to pay to repair a smashed device screen – costing on average £52.60. Make sure that you don’t have to pay out by protecting your smartphone with a case from The Snugg.

SNUGG infograph Students Spend Their Lives Wired In To Their Phones

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