Playing noisy music, games or movies in public without using headphones is the most annoying habit mobile users have, say Nokia fans in a mobile etiquette poll run by the official Nokia blog, Nokia Conversations.
Just over 21 per cent of respondents said that sounds being blasted by someone’s mobile noise was the most offensive mobile habit.
People talking loudly on their handset followed close behind in second place with with just under 21 per cent of people saying this habit irked them. Surprisingly, only 1.65 per cent of people said that their partner’s use of a mobile phone while in bed was a problem. The mobile company’s mobile etiquette study, follows on from a similar study conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of Intel Corp UK earlier in July, which revealed that bad mobile habits are on the rise.
The most annoying mobile habits according to the mobile etiquette poll:
21.48% People playing music/games/ movies in public, without the use of headphones
20.89% People who talk loudly on their phone
17.49% People using their phone in the theatre/cinema
6.51% Taking pictures and uploading them without permission
5.54% Using a cellphone when at the dinner table
4.66% Constant looking at the screen, just in case they missed a call or text
2.04% Continually looking up every conversation item on their smartphone
1.65% Partner using their phone in bed
1.75% People just need to become more tolerant