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U.S. teens average over 3000 texts per month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2010 0:09 User comments (11)

U.S. teens average over 3000 texts per month According to new figures from Nielsen, U.S. teens average 3,339 texts per month as of the Q2 2010.
The company says that averages out to about six messages for every hour the teen is awake during the month.

Furthermore, teens are also using more Internet data on their phones, up from 14MB per month last year to 62MB per month now.

Growth in texting has also resulted in a drop in voice calls, with teens averaging 646 minutes per month in the Q2 2010, compared to 737 in the same quarter last year.

In the survey, teens said texting was easier, faster and more fun than calling. 62 percent also sent messages with content (MMS) including audio, video and pictures.

When asked for their top reasons for owning cell phones, the most teens answered "texting." A full 43 percent gave that response. 35 percent said "safety" and 34 percent also said "keeping in touch with friends."

Girls averaged 4050 messages per month with guys lagging behind at 2539.

Nielsen surveyed 3000 teens for the figures as well as analyzing mobile phone bills for 60,000 wireless subscribers.

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11 user comments

115.10.2010 0:20

That's averaging 111 texts a day.

I hate kids.

215.10.2010 1:55
Super FRO
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That is nothing! My youngest has had one month with 28,400 text messages. Yes, I have him on an unlimited package. If not I would be a poor man.

315.10.2010 1:58

yeah, but how is :) and lol a txt message. They are sending lots with nothing to say

415.10.2010 14:22

Originally posted by solamf30:
yeah, but how is :) and lol a txt message. They are sending lots with nothing to say

Yeah its more like text-word instead of messages lol.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Oct 2010 @ 14:22


515.10.2010 18:40

lol

615.10.2010 20:48

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
That's averaging 111 texts a day.

I hate kids.
*American kids

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715.10.2010 23:01

Adults text a lot too the one that cheat on they irls or boyfriend text double I

816.10.2010 0:06

as far as im concerned people can send as many texts as they want aslong as im not paying the bill.


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916.10.2010 12:22

Do I really send that many texts? O_O



1017.10.2010 18:20

Of course girls send more than guys...


edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Oct 2010 @ 21:35

1117.10.2010 21:35

dukeidude, post edited. don't do that again.

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