A state of anxiety that afflicts cellphone users and results in the following behaviours:
- Many people simultaneously checking their phones when a message arrival tone is heard. Generally occurs in a public/crowded place.
- Frequent checking that keylock is enabled and that a phone isn't accidentally pocket dial
ing someone, especially if that person is currently being gossiped about
- Constantly checking for new text messages or emails, even though you haven't heard or felt one arrive since you last checked
- Having left your phone behind at home or the office, the feeling of absolute certainty that you are missing vitally important messages and/or booty call
Having once accidentally pocket dial
ed the boyfriend of the girl he was having backseat sex with, Jeff's paranokia
ensured that he switched his phone off during subsequent engagements.