Mobile Future

Mobile Future Releases Sixth Annual Year-End Video

Stories from Smartphones: Video Highlights the Life Changing Ubiquity of Mobile in 2015

(Washington, D.C.) — Today Mobile Future released its sixth annual installation in its Mobile Year in Review series, Mobile Moments: Stories from our Smartphones,” that captures the profound impact the mobile revolution is having on everyday lives. The video short— which was shot in its entirety using a smartphone— highlights some of 2015’s sweeping mobile trends that culminated in a year of wireless transformation that is redefining how we live our lives, run our businesses and engage with our communities.

Key highlights include:

The increasingly central role of smartphones in everyday life:

  • Nearly 9 IN 10 millennials say their smartphone is ALWAYS with them.
  • 61 PERCENT of people admit to using their smartphone in the BATHROOM.
  • 8 IN 10 people would GIVE UP alcohol or chocolate to get a lost phone back.
  • 75 PERCENT of daily fitness app users feel healthier.


Rapid growth and opportunity in the dynamic mobile sector:

  • App developers earned more than $17 BILLION dollars in 2014
  • By 2022, a typical U.S. home could contain MORE THAN 500 smart devices.


Surging consumer demand, met with record investment and innovation:

  • Video will be 75 PERCENT of U.S. mobile data traffic by 2019.
  • In 2014, wireless companies invested $32 BILLION in mobile networks.


“This year’s Mobile Moments video is a reflection of how connected we are to our mobile devices and how important they are in virtually every facet of our lives,” said Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter. “As we speed toward the mobile future, it is critical for policymakers to support policies that ensure developers, providers and technologists can keep pace with soaring consumer demand for mobile speed, innovation and agility.”