Teen adult phone chat
Conventional wisdom suggests that teens are more enthusiastic users of the cell phone than adults.
Then parents saw the bills — their kids had charged hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars worth of calls in the space of weeks.“I wanted to kill her,” said Chicago parent Sharon Croll.
Teens send and receive text messages in numbers that are orders of magnitude greater than what is sent and received by adults.
The average teen (even including teens without cell phones) sends and receives five times more text messages a day than a typical adult.
While more than half of all adults with cell phones who text send 1 to 10 text messages a day, just one fifth (22%) of teens send that many messages each day.
Even though discrepancies remain between the age groups, adults have seen substantial increases in texting over the past months.
Around the country, kids dialed numbers like 550-TEEN for access to party lines, otherwise known as group bridging services.