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Cell phone ownership among teens is also somewhat

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Unformatted text preview: ican Life Project Cell phone ownership among Teens and Mobile teens is also somewhat fluid. Not every teen has a cell Phones | 28 phone or has consistent access to one. Among the 25% of 12 -to -17 year -olds who do not currently have a cell phone, 34% have had a cell phone at some point in the past. That One -quarter of teens do not currently have a cell phone, but many have owned one in the past. Cell phone ownership among teens is also somewhat fluid. Not every teen has a cell phone or has consistent access to one. Among the 25% of 12 -to -17 year -olds who do not currently have a cell phone, 34% have had a cell phone at some point in the past. That fluidity is particularly common in the lowest income households; 42% of teens without cell phones in low income households (those with yearly incomes below $30,000) say they have had one in the past. Asked why they no longer have a cell phone, very few teens say they go without a cell phone by choice. Rather, they typically no longer have a phone because it is too expensive, their parents took it away, or it was broken and they...
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