It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.
Texting is the most common and frequent way that teens communicate with all types of friends, but they haven’t abandoned phone calling – especially among their closest friends.
A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.
Number of states that ban texting while driving.
Happy 40th anniversary to the mobile phone call.
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Photo taking, texting, and accessing the internet are the most popular activities people pursue with their mobile phones
10% of 2012 presidential campaign donors have contributed via text message or cell phone app.
Smartphone ownership reached a tipping point in 2012, where more Americans are buying them to take advantage of applications and other sophisticated web-enabled features compared to traditional cell phones. Pew Internet has been tracking trends in ce...
Texting volume is up while the frequency of voice calling is down. About one in four teens say they own smartphones.