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Majority of teenagers send most of their text messages from home, says LetsTalk.com study of teen cell phone use; text messaging twice as popular as other cell phone features
San Francisco, CA (September 6, 2006) Online wireless retailer LetsTalk today announced the results of a survey that found 63% of U.S. teenagers aged 10-18 send most of their text messages from home, with only 18% responding that they send most text messages from school.
In a second survey to be released on September 12 in advance of industry trade show CTIA Wireless IT, teen respondents were asked about what features they preferred in a cell phone, and 49% of teenagers listed text messaging as their most important feature. The second most popular response, cameras in cell phones, received only 25% of the vote.
The survey also found that...
“Considering the controversy over the use of cell phones in schools, it's quite surprising that very few teens do most of their text messaging from the classroom,” said Delly Tamer, CEO of LetsTalk.com. “It is by far the most popular feature among teenagers, but its use in schools may not be as widespread as people think. We hope to use this survey to separate fact from fiction when it comes to teens and their cell phones.”
The survey asked teenagers where they send text messages from most often, with the following results:
About the Survey:The texting survey, commissioned by LetsTalk and conducted by noted research firm Teenage Research Unlimited, was conducted in August 2006. The poll interviewed a representative sampling of over 1,200 young adults in the United States between the ages of 10 and 18.
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