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Unformatted text preview: s and type of plan (pre -paid, family or separate contract) are closely
related. Most teens on a prepaid plan say they have a set amount of money to buy
minutes, while most on the family plan say they have a set number of minutes they can
use each month. For those teens with their own contract, it is most common to have an
unlimited number of minutes each month. As the above table shows, household income is also a key determinant of the type and
amount of voice calling minutes a teen has. Higher income teens (those living in
households with incomes of at least $50,000) are more likely than teens in lower
income households to say they have a set number of minutes they can use each month.
The lowest income teen cell phone users (those from households with incomes below
$30,000 annually) are four times as likely as other teens to say they have a set amount
of money with which to buy minutes each month. How minutes are managed within a cell plan varies by race and ethnicity. Almost half of
all white teen cell phone users (47%) say they have a set number of minutes th...
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