Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

One major influence has to do with the economics of

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Unformatted text preview: th 91% of white parents owning a phone compared with 83% of African American parents. Teens whose parents have a cell phone are much more likely to own a phone than teens whose parents do not have one. Four in five teens (80%) with phones have a parent with a cell phone compared with just 38% of teens whose parent did not have a phone. The economics of cell phones: Plan types and who pays The ways in which teens and their parents use the cell phone are influenced by a variety of factors. One major influence has to do with the economics of the cell phone – who pays for the costs associated with the cell phone and its use and what are the limitations on the service plan for the phone? Does the user have unlimited minutes to talk or the ability to share minutes? Does he or she have an unlimited or pay -as -you -go text messaging plan? And regardless of who pays, what type of plan does the teen have? A shared family plan, an individual plan with a contract, or a contract -less pre -paid phone? Am...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.

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