NINE out of 10 Spaniards do not turn off their phones when on holiday.
According to a survey recently conducted by bq, 93.2 per cent of respondents said they do not turn off their phones when on holiday or get off-line.
Only 9 per cent of respondents admitted to always keeping their phone nearby and only 1.6 per cent of them said they prefer to leave it at home when going on holiday.
When asked about the reasons behind their obsession with their phones, 51.5 per cent said they do not turn them off to be able to contact their friends, relatives and acquaintances, while 5.3 per cent said they need to be available at all times in case someone at the office wanted to talk to them.
On the other hand, 36.3 per cent of respondents commented they keep their mobile phones close at hand in case an emergency should occur. Sadly enough, only 6.9 per cent of respondents said they turn off their phones when on holiday to be able to rest.
The study also looked at respondents’ behaviour when using their phone on their holidays. Data show that 74.8 per cent of them use their phones almost exclusively as cameras, 60.5 per cent as an alarm clock, 53.6 per cent as GPS and only 35 per cent to make calls.