Common Mobile Blunders Revealed


One in five people has a naughty photo of themselves, or their partner, on their handsets according to a list of the top ten mobile phone blunders

A mobile phone price comparison website has come up with a list of the top ten blunders or mistakes that people commonly make with their mobile phone handsets.

The study, by, was conducted among 1,207 people. The blunders range from self-afflicted mistakes such as 1 in 5 people having a saucy image of themselves or a partner on their mobile (for over 28 percent of those the picture has ended up in the wrong hands); right through to accidental mistakes, such as sending a text to someone that was actually meant for someone else.

Cringeworthy mistakes include 66 percent of people who called someone accidentally whilst their mobile phone was in their pocket or bag, and 19 percent of those happened to be gossiping about the contact at the time. Whoops!

“Whilst mobile phones are brilliant gadgets, they have been known to get rather a lot of people into a spot of bother,” said Neil McHugh founder of “I think we can learn a lot from these top ten mobile blunders including don’t operate your mobile whilst under the influence and keep it on silent or, even better, off during important meetings or events.

“I think most people who own a mobile phone have found themselves in an embarrassing situation, whether it’s from texting the wrong person or being on loudspeaker and saying something you shouldn’t,” he added. 

The top ten most embarrassing mobile phone blunders are as follows: 

  1. Embarrassing ringtones in public places – 85 percent 
  2. Phone ringing in inappropriate situations – 58 percent
  3. Regrettable drunken phone calls – 52 percent
  4. Mistaken identity (Texting the wrong person) – 49 percent
  5. Leaving a voicemail on wrong answer phone – 41 percent
  6. Being on loudspeaker without realising – 30 percent
  7. Saucy pictures ending up in the wrong hands – 28 percent
  8. Mobile ringing when already pretending to be on the phone – 22 percent
  9. Text-jacking (Friends sending inappropriate things from your phone) 20 percent
  10. Calling someone without realising and gossiping about them – 19 percent

Author: Tom Jowitt
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