Mobiles 'helping to keep a healthy work-life balance'
5 May 2009 — 2:00 PM
O2's New Digital Families Report has revealed the suggestions mobiles inhibit people from keeping their communications balanced is largely wrong.
The report noted accusations of a modern "BlackBerry culture" do not match up with the one in three parents which claim access to portable email and internet facilities make it easier to maintain work and family life.
In comparison, the survey showed around six per cent of respondents suggested the latest phones made such a balance more difficult.
One of the analysts behind the report Bob Tyrell said how technology is used affects how it is seen to impact on home life.
"Many may argue that the ability to stay in touch with work means we never completely switch off and relax, but the verdict from our report shows this does not weigh too heavily with parents," he added.
Recent figures from Nokia suggest one in two people prefer to text rather than make voice calls.
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