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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

59% of US mobile customers use text – and 26% do it when driving

Texting while driving is stupid – but people still do it. Not just drivers but train operators too. In fact, mobile voice control company Vlingo has just published a report that says over a quarter of US mobile users text when driving. But let’s look past the depressing headline to something slightly more cheering.

59% of mobile phone users in the United States now use their handsets to send text messages, which is up from 54% in 2008. Teenagers are at the top of the scale, with 94% of them using their mobiles for text – and sending an average 500 messages per month. [Press release (pdf)]

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