…and there’s no doubt about it, phones are now more important to Americans than cars. Or maybe I should say smart phones. I mean since cars were first introduced over a hundred years ago we have been obsessed with them. But now according new research from Tech care company Asurion we can’t live without our phones. They did a poll of over one thousand US. adults and it found that our phones are the number one necessity in our lives. It found the country’s collective sense of urgency in staying connected during the Pandemic had a lot to do with it. Cars came in second while refrigerators came in third. They found that the shift also drove people to get their broken and missing phones repaired or replaced more quickly. Asurion saw a 20% jump in customers who are filling phone claims the same day they had a phone mishap as compared to before the pandemic when many customers lingered almost a month with a broken phone before filing a claim for a repair or replacement. Who hasn’t been late for work because they had to go back to get their phone. God forbid we miss a text or face book post or what’s trending on twitter and when we’re not doing that we’re listening to our favorite song, podcast or radio station. Forget about can you hear me now? it’s more like did you get my text or see my latest post? The only problem I see with a smart phone is the price. It’s getting to be so ridiculous that it’s getting to the point that if I fall and hear something crack, I’m hoping it’s a bone.