It’s the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. According to a study, nomophobia is plaguing our 24/7 life — running out of battery, credit or losing one’s handset. About 53% of users surveyed are affected by not having network coverage. The survey revealed that men suffer more than women, with 48% of females and 58% of males admitting to feelings of anxiety. Many respondents said they never switched off their mobile phones.