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Unformatted text preview: teens are avid texters, a substantial minority are not. One fifth of teen texters (22%) send and receive just 1 -10 texts a day or 30 -300 a month. Calling is still a central function of the cell phone for teens and for many
teens, voice is the primary mode of conversing with parents. Among cell -owning teens, using the phone for calling is a critically important function,
especially when it comes to connecting with their parents. But teens make and receive
far fewer phone calls than text messages on their cell phones. Teens typically make or receive 5 calls a day. White teens typically make or receive 4
calls a day, or around 120 calls a month, while black teens exchange 7 calls a day or
about 210 calls a month and Hispanic teens typically make and receive 5 calls a day or
about 150 calls a month. Girls more fully embrace most aspects of cell phone -based communication. As we see with other communicative technologies and applications, girls are more likely
Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 5 than boys to use both text messaging and voice calling and are likely to do each more
frequently. Girls more fully embrace mo...
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