Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

About one in five teen cell phone users 18 are part

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Unformatted text preview: have a certain number of voice minutes and text messages that they share. A third type of plan is a pre -paid plan. These plans usually cover one phone. They do not require a long -term contract. Some have a monthly flat fee for the service and others allow the user to add minutes and messages to an account as needed, with the minutes and/or texts debiting as they are used. Most teen cell phone users (69%) have a phone that is part of a contract covering all of their family ’s cell phones. About one in five teen cell phone users (18%) are part of a prepaid or pay -as -you -go plan, and just one in ten (10%) have their own individual contract. The type of cell phone plan a teen has is significantly related to household income. Teens from lower income households are more likely to use prepaid plans or to have their own contract, while teen cell phone users in households with incomes of $50,000 or greater are most likely to be part of a family plan. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 32 are most likely t...
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