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Cell Phone Users Experience Phantom Ringing; Suffer From Ringxiety

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September 17, 2007
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Alliant International University
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A new study suggests individuals rely on mobile phones for mood regulation and maintaining relationships. The majority experience phantom ringing. A full two thirds of the people surveyed reported hearing their phone ring or feeling it vibrate when it had not actually rung. The phenomenon has been termed "ringxiety."

Study suggests individuals rely on mobile phones for mood regulation and maintaining relationships. The majority experience phantom ringing.

A new study found that two thirds of the people surveyed, reported hearing their phone ring or feeling it vibrate when it had not actually rung.

The phenomenon has been termed "ringxiety."

The more frequently a person uses their phone, the more often they reported hearing a phantom ring, the study found.

These participants (67% of the people surveyed) had higher monthly charges, used more minutes, sent more text messages, and showed higher levels of impulsivity. They were also younger. (participants ranged in age from 18 to 86).

The study also shows that some people rely on their mobile phone to regulate moods and maintain social connectedness. Those people who prefer to use their phones for text messaging, rather than talking, evidence higher levels of loneliness, social anxiety, and problem phone use.


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