The average Briton’s mobile phone buzzes 93 times each day

Our research, on behalf of Virgin Mobile, suggests that the average Briton receives 33,800 mobile phone message and alerts a year.

In 2018, mobile phone users receive 427% more messages and notifications and send 278% more messages than they did 10 years ago. This means that Britons now spend the equivalent of almost 22 full 24-hour days on average checking their phones, which is an average of more than 26 minutes a day.

Those aged between 18 and 24 manage almost 3 times as many messages as others, receiving on average 87,300 alerts a year – a contributing factor to this is the rise of platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

Read more about this research here.