When it comes to cellphones, men out talk the ladies

When it comes to cellphones, men out talk the ladies
A new study conducted by the Marchex Institute might surprise you. Then again, it might not. 200,000 cellphone calls to businesses were analyzed and found that when calling a company, men were more talkative than women. The average male caller stayed on the phone for 7 minutes and 23 seconds, and spoke 236 words per call at 32 words per minute. The ladies kept the conversation going for "just" 6 minutes and 30 seconds while using 227 words per call at a rate of 24 words per minute.

When it came to the type of business being called, certain things were basically a man's job. Auto repair calls, calls about bankruptcy or to a locksmith were mostly made by males. Females called when it came to nutrition, pest control and real estate. Looking at pest control, 52% of the time that the pest was a mouse, the man handled the call. Females handled 65% of calls concerning bugs, 59% of cockroach calls, 58% of calls related to spiders and 56% regarding termites.

Lastly, it seems that men like to get their business handled early in the day so that they can handle other chores as the day progresses. From 3am to 6am, 6am to 9am and 9am to noon, men were placing more calls than the women. But it is the opposite from noon to 3pm, 3pm to 6pm and 6pm to 9m. From 9pm to midnight, both sexes used their phones equally as much.

This information could be useful for mobile advertising. Knowing that women make the calls 6 out of 10 times when dealing with bugs could lead an exterminator to focus on women with their mobile ads, while bankruptcy attorneys can make their ads as macho as possible.

source: MarchexInstitute via USAToday



1. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012


2. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

In india, It's totally opposite.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

even here in sri lanka ...women tend to talk for a minimum of 20 minutes

4. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

same here in pakistan

7. IU_Lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Same in SG

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ok...was....not...prepared for the picture of that bug.....Thanks PA, Alan....

6. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

correction :34 word per minute for women not 24

8. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I was truly surprised when I read the title of the article but then noticed it was for business calls only. If you include personal calls, woman have to be more talkative.

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Women talk nonsense, anyway.

13. hepresearch unregistered

Get a woman angry, and she'll talk business to you like you don't know how to talk business at all. On any other day, it only seems like nonsense because we dudes just don't understand. Besides, we just grunt at each other and STILL understand, half of the time, anyway. Whose talk sounds more like nonsense now? =8-P

10. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Thats real surprising, considering most woman simply don't shut up.

14. hepresearch unregistered

Neither does a man helplessly throwing out cheezy pickup lines...

16. hepresearch unregistered

Oh please, c'mon! Don't tell me you all haven't ever seen some nasty guy coming out of a bar who won't stop trying to pick up women in the worst ways on his way down the street... cuz those guys don't shut up either. They're worse than any of the ladies could ever be, and much more annoying.

11. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Yeah I'm glad someone said this was for business calls I can see that, but here in America women out talk men about 2 hours at the least lol. Oh well it is what it is.

12. hepresearch unregistered

Hah... who'd have guessed... And as for the 9pm-midnight calls being equal... well, that's because the men and women talking to each other around then? Idk... who knows... just kidding, I guess! I do talk to my guy friends a lot, and I really don't have any lady friends who I talk to much... but that's because I don't have any lady friends, at least not any that I want to talk to outside of church, and I always talk to their husbands, who are most of my guy friends, anyway.

15. andylancheros1

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

in Colombia women speaks twice more than men! haha

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