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10th Aug 2015

You Won’t Believe How Often Irish People REALLY Check Their Mobile Phones Every Day…

It definitely surprised us!


One in ten Irish people check their mobile phone up to a whopping 160 times daily according to new stats from iD, Ireland’s new mobile operator.

The research found that the Irish on average check their phone 40 times per day, with one in ten checking their mobile every 10 minutes.


Indeed 25% of Irish people under the age of 25 have admitted to dumping someone over the phone.

The survey, conducted by Ignite Research, was carried out on 1,000 people and also found that 56 per cent of the nation have used their phones in public toilets with one in three 18 to 24 year olds using their phone in mass.


Meanwhile, one in two Irish people use their phone to avoid someone while – not surprisingly – in the last 24 hours, 50 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds have taken a selfie.

Not only that, but one in three people use their phones to check out how they look, with 40 per cent of females guilty of the habit and 28 per cent of men.

New phone network iD is due to launch later this summer and is powered by Dixons Carphone.