Unformatted text preview: urvey on a landline who have both cell
phones and a landline in their lives, one -quarter (23%) of parents report that they
receive all or almost all of their calls on a cell phone, and another half of parents (54%)
say that they receive some of their calls on a cell phone and some of them on a landline
phone. In total, 8% of American families with teens ages 12 -17 in the household do not
have a landline telephone at all. And 29% of all families with teens received all or almost
all of their calls on a cellular phone. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 24 all of their calls on a cellular phone. Who uses cell phones?
Age has consistently been one of the most important factors in predicting cell phone use.
Younger teens, particularly 12 year -olds, are less likely than other teens to have a cell
phone. As of September 2009, 58% of 12 year -olds have a cell phone, compared with
73% of 13 year -olds. Looking at the oldest teens in our sample, fully 83% of 17 year -olds
have a mobile phone. Over the past five years, ownership of cell phones has been
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