Unformatted text preview: s and racial/ethnic groups. Only among white teens is there a strong
correlation between household income and having unlimited texting. Just 59% of white
teen cell phone users in households with incomes below $30,000 have an unlimited text
plan, compared with 79% of all other white teen cell phone users. As one would expect,
texting availability varies by plan type. Teens on family (81%) and individual (78%)
plans are significantly more likely to have unlimited texting than those with prepaid
plans (54%). The percentage of teen cell phone users with unlimited texting rises steadily
with age, and more girls than boys report having plans with this feature. The group
most likely to have unlimited texting is 14 -17 year -old girls, 86% of whom have this
feature in their plans. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 37 In this context it is worth noting that the cost for sending and receiving text messages
without a subscription can range between 15 to 30 cents per message. 28 On the other feature in their plans. In this context it is wort...
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