# Wednesday, 02 April 2008
A survey suggests that being out of mobile phone contact can be as stressful as moving house or breaking up with a partner for one in every five users. Running out of battery or not having enough credit also cause stress for mobile phone users. Apparently men are more affected by losing mobile phone contact than woman. The survey found that 48% of women and 58% of men admitted to feelings of anxiety and more then 20% of people questioned said they never switched off their mobiles. 9% of users said having their phone switched off made them feel anxious. The Post Office has published a guide to reducing these symptoms of stress. It recommends leaving loved ones an alternative contact number and making a back up list of your contacts in case your phone is stolen.

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