Pew Study Shows that Texting Outpaces All Other Cell Phone Functions


Today’s cell phones allow people do everything on the go: check their bank account, send emails, take photos, look up their favorite restaurants. But a recent Pew Report shows that when it comes to a phone’s various functions, users in almost every age category overwhelmingly prefer to use their phones for text messaging.

80% of cell phone owners use the text message function on their phone, compared to 56% who use it to access the internet and 50% who use it to check their email. The 18 – 29-year-old age group dominates, with 97% of cell phone users using their phone for SMS. Close behind is the 30 – 49-year-old age group, at 92%.


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