Remembering only two to four contact numbers
A recent study shows the average Briton has over 50 contact numbers in their phone, but remembers only two to four of these numbers. The study also stated that one out of four people could not remember their own phone number. It is alarming because one in three people are unable to contact a loved one when their phone is lost or stolen. It was revealed that many could remember phone numbers from two years ago that are no longer active.
It is a disconcerting study and brings to mind the importance of making certain our old phones are emptied before we recycle them. Mobile phone recycling is becoming more and more popular. Recycling is a good thing since the phones do not end up in landfills where they could harm the earth. It also means more precious metals are being recycled rather than lost. Yet, before you can turn your phone in for recycling, it is important to ensure you have pulled all of the data off the phone by transferring it to your new one.
Since we cannot remember most phone numbers of those we call due to speed dials and our phone contact lists, we have to make certain we transfer all old data over before it is deleted from the phone we are going to recycle. If you do not transfer everything first and delete it, you might have a hard time retrieving a friend, family, or other contact number.