Vast majority of stateside cell phone users love to text
The survey also shows that one in 5 cellphone users video chat. Since smartphone users are now in the majority in the states, and with most new smartphone models coming to market with a front-facing shooter, we expect this percentage to start moving higher. On the bottom, only 8% check-in or share their location. Despite the popularity of social messaging sites like Foursquare, most cell phone users don't care to get a thrill in telling everyone where they are.
Pew conducted the survey holding phone interviews with 2,252 adults, ages 18 and older.
source: PewInternet via BGR
1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 359; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
In other news...water is wet and the sun is bright
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5599; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am regularly (as in it happens almost everyday) part of the 60% and 52% (access the web and send e-mail). Less so for text messages.
What is missing is the extent to which the phones are used for voice calls.... Seriously. I have seen people using their cell phones for multiple text messages with not one call being made or received over the course of 1 1/2 hours in a restaurant, or at a bar.
3. Kreft (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
I send a few hundred texts a day but make a call maybe once a week and chances are that it's to a business of some sort. Most people I know are similar. So yeah I'd argue that making phone calls isn't as important anymore. Texting and messaging apps are where it's at.
4. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
i remember there was an article i read that looked at the overall cost of people texting vs using some kind of instant messaging service... i'm pretty sure at least here in the US we paid like double or triple for being able to text compared to if we used IM service. its crazy really