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Unformatted text preview: one. In total, 8% of American families with teens ages 12 -17 in the household do not
have a landline telephone at all. And 29% of all families with teens received all or almost
all of their calls on a cellular phone. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 23 M edia, 1(1), 60 -- 6 7 .
24 O n the Move: The Role of Cellular Communications in American Life. (2006). University
o f Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI. Accessed from
h ttp://itudcmc.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/onthemove1.pdf o n March 24, 2010 Chapter One: The basics of how teens acquire and
use mobile phones
Cell phones are now well integrated into the lives of American teens and their families. 25
As of September 2009, 75% of American teens ages 12 -17 have a cell phone, a number
that has steadily increased from 45% of teens in November 2004. Fully 90% of parents
of teens ages 12 -17 have a cell phone, a percentage that has remained steady since 2006.
Cell phones have become increasingly important modes for intra -family and external
communication. For families reached for this s...
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