London, November 12 (ANI): A survey has revealed that almost half of phones in Britain that had been water-damaged had fallen into the toilet bowl.
The study conducted by GoodMobilePhones.co.uk surveyed 1,937 mobile users over the age of 18 in UK, and asked questions related to phone usage.
Conducted by GoodMobilePhones.co.uk, the study found 31 per cent of Britons claimed to have damaged a handset with water or another liquid substance in the past.
Of all water-damaged phones, 47 percent admitted to have dropped their phone sets in the toilet bowl.
Another 21 percent had either spilled a drink on their phone or dropped their handset into one while 12 percent said that their phones had been damaged during a bath or shower.
In the fourth place was the kitchen sink, and a small three percent had actually forgotten that their phones were in their pockets before putting their clothes in the washing machine.
“I can’t imagine how galling it must be to retrieve a mobile phone from a toilet bowl, so my sympathies go out to anyone who has,” the Daily Mail quoted Mark Owen, founder of GoodMobilePhones.co.uk as saying.
“As somebody who has nearly dropped his phone into all manner of liquids, these results really make me thankful that this is something I haven’t done as yet,” he said.
He advised mobile phone users to insure their phones as the study shows that accidental damage is quite common.
“I know mobile phone insurance can seem like an expensive addition to a monthly phone bill, but often it can be something really worth thinking about, especially if you are prone to being a bit clumsy… smartphones can be expensive to replace,” Owen said. (ANI)