Mobile communication has been one of the most dynamic sectors of growth in twenty-first-century communications. Over the last two decades, it has moved from an innovation to become ‘essential’ to many and potentially transformational to everyday life and work for most people (Katz, 2003, 2006 2008, 2014b; Ling, 2004, 2010; Cardoso, Cheong, & Cole, 2009; Ling & Donner, 2009; Dutton & Grant, 2013; Ofcom, 2014). Unfortunately, the social sciences have largely marginalized their study.