Sure, cellphones are great. If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need anyone to convince you that all the convergence we’re seeing in the mobile phone industry is a good thing. But, does that mean we should use our mobile phones in as many aspects of our lives as possible? Perhaps.
According to a recent study conducted by Samsung, most US mobile phone users are willing to vote for their next president by way of SMS text message.
Of those polled, 61% of people in the 18-and-older demographic said they would cast their ballot with their cellphone. And, not so surprisingly, 80% of survey participants 13-17 years old said they would be comfortable casting their vote wirelessly.
The prospect of voting with your mobile phone is enticing. Voting couldn’t be any easier. US cellphone users can already vote for their next American Idol via text message, and the service seen tremendous success. But, until security issues can be ironed out, SMS text voting might just be a little too “hackable” to be implemented in the near term.
Full press release on the link.
U.S. Cell Phone Users Open to Texting Their Vote for President
New Survey From Samsung Mobile Shows Bipartisan Support of a Text Election
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A survey by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) suggests that many teens and their parents across the U.S. would rather vote by text message on their cell phones in the next election rather than go to the polls.
The survey, commissioned by Samsung Mobile, was conducted by Kelton Research and included 300 American teens ages 13 – 19 and 500 American parents with children ages 13 – 19.
a All decimals are rounded to the nearest percentage point. This may result in certain numerical totals adding up to slightly more or slightly less than 100%.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.