Several years ago, if you wanted to check or send emails you probably had to do so on your computer, but those days are gone for many Americans. Smartphones and similar mobile devices give users constant access to their email accounts. But has this access made life easier for those users?
In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 54% of respondents said they currently have a phone with access to email. Another 8% said that, though they don’t have a smarphone, they do own a tablet with access to mobile email. And another 2% said they have another type of mobile device, such as an iPod, that has access to mobile email. 36% said they don’t have access to mobile email at all.
Of those who don’t use mobile email, just 17% said that they would definitely like to. Another 26% said that they might consider getting a mobile device with email access at some point. And 56% said they are not interested in mobile email at all.
Of those who do have access to mobile email, 49% said that they check their email several times per day. Another 14% said they check their mobile email about once per day. 8% said they check it every few days. 6% said they check it about once per week. 12% said that they rarely check their email on mobile devices. And just 11% said they never check email on their mobile devices.
In general, just 6% said that they mainly use mobile email for work reasons. 63% said they use mobile email for personal reasons. And 30% said they use mobile email for both work and personal reasons.
Making Life Easier
47% of mobile email users said that having access to it has made life much easier for them. 31% said they think mobile email has made life somewhat easier. And just 22% said they don’t think having access to mobile email has made life any easier.
You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.
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Results were collected on February 26 via AYTM’s online survey panel.