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Unformatted text preview: slow." This remark was echoed by middle school boys who explained, "Using the
computer is easier because I have the mouse, and the phone is slower than the
computer," and, "For some reason there ’s just something about [using the cell phone to
go online] that ’s not, you don ’t get like the same effect out of it, and I personally like to
be on the computer." Some mentioned that high -end handsets such as the iPhone offer
greater utility, but very few of the participants had these high -end handsets because they
are expensive and oftentimes use a different network than the one their family plan is
on. The cell phone provides an opportunity to access the internet for a sizable
portion of cell phone users who do not go online otherwise. One notable finding about internet access is that, among teen cell phone owners, 21% of
those who do not go online or use email through a conventional computer instead use
their phone handset to go online. In other words, the cell phone provides an opportunity
to access the internet for a sizable portion of users who do not go online...
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- Fall '13