Cars Are the Most Dangerous Place for Smart Devices, New Consumer Survey Reveals

2017 Puls survey explores the highest-risk scenarios for smart devices, and how broken phones affect our perception of others in work, love and beyond

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Puls Technologies, Inc., the rapid-response services platform for smart devices, today released findings from its “2017 Smartphone Damage Survey” revealing that although broken smartphones are a common occurrence, these breaks are far from random. In fact, they happen more often in certain predictable circumstances, and the consequences of these accidents range from impacting your love life to limiting your career and beyond.

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Puls found that the number one most dangerous situation for smartphones is getting into or out of a car. More than one in three (34%) people break their phone this way, compared to one in five who have shattered their phones in the bathroom and one in four who have damaged a device on the job. And beware, moms & dads: nearly one in three parents (27%) have had a smartphone damaged by their children.

Broken phones also impact one’s romantic life. In fact, for those looking to impress on a first date: fixing up your device beforehand may be well worth it. Single women perceive a mate with a broken device to be clumsy (50%), not trying (14%) and/or likely to avoid picking up the bill (9%). On the other hand, single men expect a date carrying a broken device to be clumsy (43%), lazy (12%) and/or forgetful (12%).

In the workplace, Puls found that 50 percent of people are embarrassed to participate in a job interview with a broken phone. Another 39 percent are embarrassed to bring their cracked phone to a business meeting for fear of how their colleagues or boss will perceive them.

People feel a great deal of pressure when it comes to their mobile devices, which is why it’s not surprising that the majority of respondents (67%) would prefer to fix their phone within a few days of damage and 37% would address it immediately. Very few (3%) are willing to suffer the consequences and carry a broken device for months or years.

In an always-on world where most people rely on smart devices day-in and day-out, these results showcase the importance of companies like Puls that offer same-day, on-call smartphone repairs. No more long lines or driving across town: Puls and its nationwide network of technicians deliver same-day repairs at your home, office or nearby cafe, usually in under an hour. For more information about Puls, visit www.Puls.com.

About Puls
Founded in 2015, Puls Technologies, Inc. (formerly CellSavers, Inc.) connects consumers with highly skilled technicians to install or repair smart technology devices anytime, anywhere. Providing services in more than 40 local markets, Puls leverages a proprietary technology platform to match customers with the right technician, managing the process from start to finish, with most repairs addressed within 60 minutes. With thousands of 5-star reviews on Facebook and Yelp, Puls goes the extra mile for each customer and corporate partner to ensure exceptional service and guaranteed results. Puls is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in San Diego and Tel Aviv and has raised $43 million in financing to date with backing from Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings’ Red Dot Capital, Samsung NEXT, Maverick Capital, Kreos Capital and Carmel Ventures. Learn more at www.Puls.com.

Media Contact
Meagan Fisher for Puls
Puls@praytellagency.com

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