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11-04-2005, 16:44:51
14% of Users Interrupt Sex to Answer Ringing Wireless

April 11, 2005

By Alice Z. Cuneo
SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) -- Fourteen percent of the world's cell phone users report that they have stopped in the middle of a sex act to answer a ringing wireless device.

The highest percentage was found in Germany and Spain, where 22% of users interrupted sex to answer their cell phones; the lowest was in Italy, where only 7% reported doing so. In the U.S., 15% say they practice cell phone interruptus.

The findings are from the new global study "Wireless Works: Exploring New Brand Connections" from Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide and Proximity Worldwide that surveyed more than 3,000 mobile phone owners. Proximity is BBDO's direct marketing network.

The purpose of the study was "to better understand how consumers interact with their phone" according to a BBDO spokesman.

The findings arrive as the wireless industry is aggressively ramping up its effort to promote the cell phone as a content- and advertising-delivering device whose potential rivals that of TV or the Internet. Cynics, however, question whether the larger mass of consumers will want to watch programming and ads on a screen hardly larger than the face of a wristwatch. Wireless content evangelists rebut that the emotional connection between individual consumers and their cell phones is an extraordinary one.

The new study suggests that may be true, at least for part of the population.

"People can't bear to miss a call," said Christine Hannis, head of communications for BBDO Europe. "Everybody thinks the next call can be something really exciting. And getting so many calls proves social success," she said. "It fulfills a fundamental insecurity."

In some ways, the mobile phone's attachment to ego might even give automobiles a run for the money. Almost half of all respondents think a cell phone says as much about a person as a car. In the U.S., less than one-third of the audience feels this way; however, in China, the proportion is 70%.

All day long
The survey also found that 78% of respondents have their cell phones in reach 16 or more hours per day. In Russia, 89% have their phone on for long hours, while 75% keep their phone on most of the day in the U.S.

More than half of the respondents, 52%, said they used a mobile phone to flirt.

Morons... :clueless:

11-04-2005, 16:55:56
Don't people know you don't have to answer the phone?

11-04-2005, 16:57:55
Morons... ;)

11-04-2005, 16:58:01
Why do people always decide to call when you're having sex?

11-04-2005, 16:58:42
Odd, we were just talking about this in the pub the other day, most of the guys seemed to think there was nothing wrong with stopping to answer the phone and the girls were all going "what?!!!!!"

11-04-2005, 16:59:42
I say "I'm busy right now"

11-04-2005, 17:03:22
you're in the middle of a meeting???? :lol:

11-04-2005, 17:05:22
anyway, we might have one of world highest cell phones "penetration rate" (I think that's how demographics call it), butat least we know how to (not) use it :cute: :smoke:

11-04-2005, 17:07:57
You may as well answer, all that ringing is going to put you off your stroke (unless it's a new partner possibly).

11-04-2005, 17:10:29
Originally posted by MoSe
you're in the middle of a meeting???? :lol:


11-04-2005, 17:17:03

11-04-2005, 17:38:32
Nice, I didn't notice the happy trail the first time I read that one.

11-04-2005, 17:52:26
Paris Hilton answers in the middle of sex.

11-04-2005, 17:56:05
But only when she's being gangbanged by a whole football team.

11-04-2005, 23:48:25
1) Set your phone to vibrate.

2) Have your partner call you while it's being used erotically.

Ming's still right though - even in this circumstance it would dumb to answer it, as opposed to massaging with it.

13-04-2005, 00:46:31
Originally posted by Cruddy
Ming's still right though - even in this circumstance it would dumb to answer it, as opposed to massaging with it.

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

13-04-2005, 00:51:47
ha! I let the phone ring all the time without answering, and I dont even have sex!