This image of Martin Cooper with the world’s first cell phone has made its way round the interwebz today. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone call today, we give you STATS:
- 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17
- 44% of adult cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed
- 67% find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls even when they don’t notice it ringing or vibrating
- and 29% describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”
In short: We’ve gone mobile.
Our director has a nice excerpt in his book about the first cell phone call: http://pewrsr.ch/10z9uQ1