17 Interesting Facts About Mobile Phones

4th June 2015

1.The first mobile phone call was made over 40 years ago by Martin Cooper, on 3rd April 1973.facts about mobile phones

2. In 1983 the first mobiles cost around £2,300!  Makes a Apple iPhone seem cheap!

3. Did you know, modern mobile phones have more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo moon landing?

4. According to estimates, Apple sold more than 80,000 iPhones, every day during its December Quarter in 2014.

5. Disturbingly, mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria on them than toilet handles – yuk!

6. Not sure how they found out, but scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.

7. Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than EVERYTHING Microsoft has to offer.

8. 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toiler in the UK every year. Now that helps explain #5!

9. The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250,000 separate patents.

10. 99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.

11. The #1 cause of charging failure is pocket lint – its a terrible conductor that slows down charging or blocks it completely.

12. Within 3 minutes of delivery, 90% of all text messages are read.

13.  70% of mobile phones are manufactured in China.

14.  Around 80% of the world’s population has a mobile phone.

15. There are more than 5 times more mobile phones than PCs

16. Over 9 trillion text messages were sent in 2013. However, text messaging numbers are beginning to decline as more people use apps like WhatsApp to communicate.

17. Did you know, you can make much cheaper international calls from your mobile with Planet Numbers – click the link to find out how.