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Unformatted text preview: phone for like calling." But then she added "I don ’t know, I think
that ’s kind of weird thought, to have two phones?" Another motive for the second phone
was that the second phone served as a backup phone, usually an older model that was
retained so that it could be activated in the event that the newer, primary phone was
lost, damaged or stolen. "I do [have multiple phones] just for like back up or
something," said one younger high school boy. "If one breaks I just grab another one,
put my SIM card in it and use that." Another male teen in the same group explained
that he kept a second phone so, "If I get caught with my phone in class I will give the
teacher a fake phone." Teens from lower income families were more likely to have more
than one cell phone. About one in ten teens (9%) from households earning less than
$30,000 annually said they had two phones, while 4% of all teens reported owning two
phones. One -quarter of teens do not currently have a cell phone, but
many have owned one in the past.
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