No mobile phone signal is Brits’ biggest bugbear

The problem that Brits find most annoying is having no mobile phone signal, according to a new survey by Mous.

Almost half of the 2,000 people surveyed said their biggest frustrations are technology related. A lack of signal came top, with 48 per cent of people citing it as a big annoyance. Running out of battery and not being able to recharge it came second, with 40 per cent naming it as particularly infuriating. Having no access to Wi-Fi came third, after being named by 38 per cent of respondents.

These results suggests that Brits are still very attached to their mobile phones, perhaps because they don’t want to miss out on an important text or call. After all, it’s not possible for people to stay in touch via smartphone if they have no mobile or WiFi signal, or if their battery is dead.

James Griffith, co-founder of Mous, said: “We have a love affair with technology which has been designed to make our lives easier – from mobile phones to self-checkout machines. But it seems like things are going wrong and the nation is in a bit of a tech tangle, getting annoyed on a daily basis when tech doesn’t work.”

Other tech bugbears revealed in the survey include the ‘unexpected item in bagging area’ message blurted out by self-checkout machines and wires becoming tangled, reports