U.S. Teens Send, Receive Average of 3,339 Texts Monthly
October 15, 2010 3 Comments
I just read the recent report from Nielsen that should make the wireless carriers happy, but the parents of those teens in the US miserable. According to the report, the average U.S. teen sends or receives 3,339 mobile text messages per month, an increase of 8% from last year, with teen female monthly text traffic reaching an average of 4,050 texts, compared with 2,539 for boys.
The report also found that 94% of teen mobile users now self-identify as “advanced data users,” using their phones for messaging, Internet, multimedia, gaming and downloads.
Average teen mobile data usage grew fourfold, from 14MB in the second quarter of last year to 62MB in 2010.
Male teens consumed an average of 75MB of data in the second quarter, compared to 17MB last year, while average mobile data consumption for teen females rose from 1MB to 53MB.
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