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One middle school girl explained like my cousin does

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Unformatted text preview: of teens have more than one cell phone – 4% of teen cell phone users report having two or more phones. In our focus groups, a number of teens talked about why they had multiple phones. One scenario that teens described was the practice of owning one phone for calling and a separate one for texting or going online. One middle school girl explained "Like my cousin does that, she has a phone for like AIM and texting and she has a phone for like calling." But then she added "I don ’t know, I think Pew Internet kind of weird Project that ’s & American Life thought, Teens and Mobile Phones | 27 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 owning one phone for calling and a separate one for texting or going online. One middle school girl explained "Like my cousin does that, she has a phone for like AIM and texting and she has a...
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