According to the Pew Internet Project, 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. Welcome to the second installment of our new What’s On Your Phone? feature where we ask Baylor alumni about their mobile-phone use (and occasionally add some links or explanations to help you decide if you want to check them out.
Today, we introduce you to Bryan Fonville ‘09, a marketing director for Central National Bank in Waco who served as Baylor’s Student Body President during the 2008-09 school year and played trumpet in the marching band (BUGWB) all four years. Brian’s degree is in Economics and Finance.
- Current phone: iPhone6
- Lots of icons and folders on your home screen or not many? Four folders: Social (Media), Utilities, Entertainment, and Travel. Everything else is a poorly organized assortment of various apps.
- Number of unread e-mails: 5,314. Why so many? Answer: Because I like to look important. No, actually I manage social media accounts for a few organizations, and the automatic notifications go to those accounts’ respective gmail accounts, which are all tied to my phone. So I don’t have nearly that many unread e-mails.
- Search engine of choice: Google
- First app checked in the morning: The Clock app – only because I usually snooze through seven alarms starting at 5:40 a.m. and going off in 10-15 minute intervals until 7 a.m.
- Last app checked before bedtime: Facebook
- Most used app: Twitter
- App most likely to be viewed while in a checkout line: Twitter
Most essential app while traveling: I’ve had good luck using Yelp (link) to pick restaurants.
- Cities listed in weather app: Waco, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Salt Lake City
- Favorite shopping app: Shopping? No thank you.
- Favorite photo filter: I don’t use filters that often on Instagram posts, but when I do, I think I usually go with Nashville or Mayfair.
- Favorite podcast: My morning commute is less than seven minutes—one of the perks of living in Waco—so I really don’t listen to enough podcasts to have a favorite. When I do, I usually listen to sermons from Northwest Bible Church out of Dallas. I have family that attend church there, and the few times I’ve visited, I’ve always enjoyed the pastor’s messages.
- Most surprising app you depend on: I don’t know that it’s surprising, but I do rely on Dropbox quite a bit.
- Person you FaceTime most often: My sister, Kara (BBA ’10) and her husband. They’re missionaries in South Africa at Rehoboth Children’s Village
- Most common Siri command: I have no faith in Siri to help me do anything of any importance.
- Favorite Instagram feed: @BaylorUniversity
- Your most liked Instagram photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/6FtTR0p9Gn/
- Most listened-to artist on iTunes or Spotify or whatever other service you use: NEEDTOBREATHE
Most embarrassing song on your phone: I’m not sure which is worse – Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” or the fact that I somehow ended up with the entire LMFAO “Sorry for Party Rocking” album. Note: Neither have been listened to recently.
- Outgoing voicemail message: “Hi, you’ve reached Bryan Fonville. Please leave a message.” Personally, I don’t like having to wait for long greetings to finish before I can leave my own voicemail, so I tried to make my greeting as short as possible (while still being professional enough). If I was being honest, I’d change my greeting to say, “Please hang up and text me.”
- App I wish someone would invent: I have no idea. I feel like there’s already an app for everything.
- Average amount of data you use each month: I never check it, so I couldn’t even tell you.
- Frequency of charging: Every night. Sometimes during the middle of the day, depending on how much I use my phone in the AM hours.
If you know someone who would be a great candidate for What’s On your Phone, please send us a note at [email protected].