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- n. The phenomenon of mistakenly checking one's cell phone/mobile in the belief that one is receiving a call.
This phenomenon has also been called ringxiety or phosealarm (ph).
Following the New York Times story on “audio illusion, phantom phone rings or ringxiety and fauxcellarm” - described as the new reason for people to either bemoan the techno-saturation of modern life or question their sanity, News. com.au via Engadget now claims the phenomenon - of falsely believing you hear your mobile phone [...]
Using the cellphones for a prolonged period, 292 persons (67 per cent) developed nomophobia and 280 were suffering from ringxiety.
If the answer is yes to both, you are probably suffering from nomophobia and ringxiety.
David Laramie, from California’s School of Professional Psychology, who coined the termed ringxiety and says he himself is a sufferer.