Britons 'used mobile phones to remember numbers'

13 July 2010 — 3:57 PM

Britons 'used mobile phones to remember numbers'

A significant number of Britons have used mobile phones instead of their brain to remember the numbers of friends and family.

Research by life assistance company CPP shows some 23 million people in the UK cannot recall their partner's mobile numbers, while 30 million could not contact their best friend without their handset's address book.

The findings may make it particularly important to recycle used mobile phones and splash out on a newer model to safely secure and effectively display digits.

CPP's results are the result of an online memory test, which also found four-in-five cannot recall a number after a five-second break.

The firm's Michael Lynch says: "Brits' inability to recall numbers of their nearest and dearest means that many could be in a very tricky and distressing situation if their phone is lost or stolen."

New phones either recently released or soon to be unveiled include LG's Viewty Snap GM360 and the upcoming Nokia N8.

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