Mobile email devicesI can honestly answer with a big NO, I’m not addicted to mobile email. I’d need a mobile email device first before I’d be able to have an addiction! I just use a simple Motorola phone for making and receiving calls, and checking voicemail. That’s all. But apparently I’m in the minority because a recent survey conducted by AOL tells us that those of you with a Mobile Email device may be addicted.

Here’s what they say: “If youre sleeping with a portable device next to your pillow so you will not miss an email during the night, you are not alone. According to AOLs third annual Email Addiction survey, more Americans than ever before are using portable devices to keep tabs on their email throughout the day and night, and from virtually anywhere bed, cars, bathrooms and even church.” Bathrooms? In church? Why am I not surprised?

To break it down, here are some stats. Out of Americans with a mobile email device:

  • 59% check email in bed
  • 53% check in the bathroom
  • 37% check while they drive
  • 12% check while they’re in church


This leads us to our very own CyberNet Poll. Are you addicted to Mobile Email? It’s multiple choice, so you can select all that apply. If you are addicted and you have another place where you frequently check, feel free to enter it into the “other” field.

Vote in the right sidebar.

Source: GigaOM