The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC August competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 56: Terrible habit in a mobile – the obsession with texts (11)

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1.Great definition, but mobile phones don't have habits.
2.A very nicely disguised definition with a surface reading that threw me in the wrong direction
3.To by sound cryptically, it needs to be “the this obsession …”
4.Elegant story and riff on texts
5.No fan of composite anagrams but this one I liked but for the (necessary) 'in' ruining the surface story.