THE dream mobile phone would have a ‘drunk text filter’, charge wirelessly from anywhere – and have an uncrackable screen, according to research.
A survey of 2,000 phone-owners discovered what the true ‘dream phone’ would feature – including having a celebrity on speed dial and the ability to make things cheaper, such as food shopping.
More than a quarter want their phone to automatically sift through their photos and delete duplicates, and half would love a universal caller ID.
Other phone goals include a social media lock that kicks in after too much scrolling and being able to ‘gift’ leftover data to charity.
And more than a quarter would like their handset to be able to reject any phone contract price hikes.
But the research commissioned by Tesco Mobile found only 39 per cent currently own their ‘dream’ phone.
The top barrier to having the ultimate phone was found to be price for 71 per cent while 16 per cent claim it’s because they’re tied into a contract.
It also emerged two thirds of adults ‘couldn’t live’ without their mobile and on average people spend 55 minutes a week talking on their phone.
Rachel Swift at Tesco Mobile said: “It’s amazing when you think about how much phones have changed over the years and what they’re now capable of.
“So it’s fun to hear what people want from their phone in the future, and importantly what their dream phone looks like today.
“By rolling out Clubcard Prices at Tesco Mobile it means a dream phone is no longer out of reach.”
1. Tell you who’s calling – even if you don’t recognise the number
2. An uncrackable screen
3. Charge wirelessly from anywhere
4. Allow you to get things, like food shopping, cheaper
5. Automatically reject any phone contract price hikes
6. Automatically sort through images to delete duplicates
7. Gift leftover data to a charity of your choice
8. Have a ‘drunk text’ filter – so you can’t send drunk texts
9. Lock social media access if you’ve scrolled for too long
10. Let you FaceTime someone famous
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