What Are the Disadvantages of Using a Mobile Phone?

Among the disadvantages of using a mobile phone are the hindrance they can pose to human interaction, danger when they're used while driving and a greater likelihood of harassment. In addition, mobile phones make their users overly available during their time off work, resulting in a work-life imbalance.

Because employers can often track or monitor calls on a mobile phone, the employees feel a lack of privacy. Privacy issues extend to the use of smartphones to transmit data; if a phone is hacked or lost, its owner could be exposed to identity theft through the loss of personal contacts, banking information and social media passwords.