Cell phones guide American life. When our phones don’t work, we tend to get lost. Since 1973, cellular phones have been the fastest growing technology phenomenon ever, causing there to be nearly 1.3 billion more mobile connections than there are people in the world. In fact, 95% of Americans in 2018 owned a cell phone.
Many people own multiple devices, normalizing the necessity for a current mobile device. 2 in 3 people have admitted to anxiety when away from their phone, suffering from FOMO and Nomophobia. Saying this, in 2018, the average lifespan of a cell phone before replacement was 2.9 years and Americans throw away 350,00 cell phones per day. Why are people replacing pricey technology when you can repair it for less?
This infographic outlines the benefits of repairing broken phone screens and batteries, as well as the methods on learning how. Our phones are our lives. Be smart about caring for them to prevent wasting money on annual upgrades.