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Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

There are a variety of payment plans for cell phones

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Unformatted text preview: ns for cell phones , as well as bundling plans for how phone minutes and texts are packaged, and a variety of strategies families use to pay for cell phones. Teens ’ use of cell phones is strongly associated with the type of plan they have and who pays the phone bills. l 69% of teen cell phone users have a phone that is part of a contract covering all of their family ’s cell phones. l 18% of teen cell phone users are part of a prepaid or pay -as -you -go plan. l 10% of teen cell phone users have their own individual contract. When one combines type of plan with voice minutes, the most common combination is a family plan with limited voice minutes – one in three teen cell phone users (34%) are on this type of plan. One in four teen cell phone users (25%) are on a family plan with unlimited minutes. Over half of all teen cell phone users are on family plans that someone else (almost always a parent) pays for entirely —this figure jumps to two -thirds among teens living in households with incomes of $50,000 or more. At the same time, low income te...
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