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Vast majority of stateside cell phone users love to text

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Sep 2013, 01:00

Text messaging remains the top activity done by U.S. cell phone owners, according to a study conducted by Pew Internet; 91% of Americans own a cell phone, which is quite an incredible statistic. And of these Americans who are sporting a wireless handset, 81% have used it to send or receive text messages. Just don't do it while driving...

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posted on 20 Sep 2013, 02:04 6

1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

In other news...water is wet and the sun is bright

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:13

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:38

3. Kreft (Posts: 84; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 11:49

4. kozza3 (Posts: 715; 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

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