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Phones Are For Texting, FYI … Not Phone Calls

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In case you aren't aware, this generation is busy. Like super busy. So busy, that like, real human communication is a real hassle. They just don't have the time to have a voice-to-voice conversation like their parents did. That takes sooooo much energy and concentration.

As we were hip to this tune, we didn't find it that surprising to learn that according to a new study, almost one-third of U.S. adults prefer to be reached by text message rather than a voice call on their cell phone.

The study alos found the most frequent texters are Americans 18-24, who on average send 109.5 messages each day or 3,200 texts each month. As for the rest of the country: 73% of U.S. adults text and 83% of U.S. adults are cell owners.

Really? Only 83%? That doesn't seem high enough!

And yes, out of all the statistics just presented to us, that is the one the baffles us.

How much time do U spend texting? Would U say you text more than U make actual calls?

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10 comments to “Phones Are For Texting, FYI … Not Phone Calls”

  1. 1

    Makes sense to me. I can't stand talking on the phone. Unless somebody is just calling to tell me something I have no use for idle chit chat. Text messages get the point across and you can still do other things while texting in a convo. Sorry but it's true for me anyway.

  2. 2

    83% sounds right to me..maybe a little higher than i expected. does living in hollywood make you unaware of the fact that there are a lot of elderly and poor people who don't have access to the same technology that you do?
    and how the hell do people send over 100 texts a day on average? get a fucking life

  3. 3

    Re: meister – If you think about it…. that's 6.25 each waking hour… seems like a lot to ME.. but totally do-able..

  4. 4

    I use my cell phone as little as possible, it is also against the law where I live to talk on your cell phone/text while driving. I much prefer to talk on the phone with someone, people are losing their ability to communicate. You go to a party and instead of people actually visiting with each other, every second person has their head down and is texting someone. I heard about a bride and groom who were texting non stop at their wedding, hello, isn't all of your friends right there???

  5. 5

    She is as skanky as her two aunts now.

  6. 6

    Texting increases communication for me. I still have the same amount of conversations, but now I send pictures and messages throughout the day, too!

  7. 7

    If someone is texting while I'm talking to them I stop talking. When they ask why I stopped I tell them we'll continue when they feel our conversation in impotent enough to get their full attention. Very disrespectful.

  8. 8

    Re: ES-339 – i agree. i am totally one of those statistics. i text people more than i call them. In fact, i don't even listen to voicemails anymore, i just call the number back and ask them what's up. However, i don't care who's texting me, if i'm out with people and we're having a conversation, my phone goes untouched for hours. it is so rude to be carrying on a text conversation when people are trying to talk to you in person! who are you texting that is so important that you can't make them wait 15 minutes so you can finish up talking to the person in front of you?

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    I prefer texts as you get the message but don't have to stop what you're doing and engage. It's also better for your future health than holding a wireless device next to your brain all day; and if you do, get an ear wire.

  10. 10

    I am 41 and I text much more than I phone