According to the results of a Pew Research Center survey on smartphone use, “For a number of Americans, smartphones serve as an essential connection to the broader world of online information.”1
“More Than Half of Smartphone Owners Have Used Their Phone to Get Health Information, Do Online Banking,” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2015). http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/01/us-smartphone-use-in-2015/pi_2015-04-01_smartphones_03/
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1 Aaron Smith, “U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2015). http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/01/us-smartphone-use-in-2015/