OMG: This is Wild. Nielsen Study on Texting. Guess How Many Texts an Average Teenage Girl Sends a Month

Oct 15, 2010  •  Post A Comment

"Nielsen analyzed the mobile data habits of over 60,000 mobile subscribers and surveyed over 3,000 teens during April, May and June of this year" and has come up with some astounding numbers, according to CNN’s Mashable.

According to the article, "teen females send an incredible 4,050 text per month, while teen males send an average of 2,539 texts. Teens are sending 8 percent more texts than they were this time last year."

Add the boys and girls together, and you get the average teenage sending 3,339 texts per month.

Nielsen also found, according to the article, that "Texting is also supplanting voice calls — 22 percent say SMS is easier than a phone call and another 20 percent say it’s faster. Voice usage has decreased by 14 percent among teens and is decreasing in all age groups under 55. 18 to 24 year olds use the most minutes, but every age group between 18 and 55 talks on the phone more than the average teenager."

The story adds, "In a role reversal, teen males use more data than their female counterparts: 75 MB vs. 53 MB of data. App and software downloads also increased by 12 percent among teens in the last year."


  1. The only surprise here is that you’re surprised. Perhaps you don’t have teenage children. My son wants me to get a Blackberry so he can BBM me instead of texting. He almost never uses voice unless he has no alternative. And he’s never going to get a landline.

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