What cell phone owners like least about cell phones in the United States in 2012

Survey: disadvantages of owning a cell phone in the U.S. in 2012 This graph shows the main disadvantages of owning a cell phone, as perceived by cell phone owners in the United States in 2012. During the Pew Research Center survey, 11 percent of respondents stated that they disliked issues to do with bad reception, dropped calls and poor signals on their cell phone.
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Share of respondents
Always reachable/ Always connected/ People bothering me24%
Cost/ Bill15%
Bad reception/ Dropped calls/ Poor signal12%
Battery life/ Need to recharge8%
Calls from telemarketers/ Unwanted calls/ interruptions8%
Nothing5%
Distracting/ Annoying/ Rings too much/ Rings when I don't want it too4%
Technical problems/ Difficulty using features4%
Having to carry/keep track of phone3%
Addicting/ Dependent/ "Leash"2%
Dangerous while driving1%
Privacy concerns1%
Being attached to e-mail or work1%
Nobody talks face to face/ Too much use in public1%
Other11%
Share of respondents
Always reachable/ Always connected/ People bothering me24%
Cost/ Bill15%
Bad reception/ Dropped calls/ Poor signal12%
Battery life/ Need to recharge8%
Calls from telemarketers/ Unwanted calls/ interruptions8%
Nothing5%
Distracting/ Annoying/ Rings too much/ Rings when I don't want it too4%
Technical problems/ Difficulty using features4%
Having to carry/keep track of phone3%
Addicting/ Dependent/ "Leash"2%
Dangerous while driving1%
Privacy concerns1%
Being attached to e-mail or work1%
Nobody talks face to face/ Too much use in public1%
Other11%

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This graph shows the main disadvantages of owning a cell phone, as perceived by cell phone owners in the United States in 2012. During the Pew Research Center survey, 11 percent of respondents stated that they disliked issues to do with bad reception, dropped calls and poor signals on their cell phone.
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Release date
November 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 15 to April 13, 2012
Number of respondents
2,254 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
cell phone owners
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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