New York – The average U.S. teen sends or receives 3,339 mobile
text messages per month, an increase of 8% from last year, with teen female
monthly text traffic reaching an average of 4,050 texts, compared with 2,539
for boys, according to a report from Nielsen.
The report also found that 94% of
teen mobile users now self-identify as "advanced data users," using
their phones for messaging, Internet, multimedia, gaming and downloads.
teen mobile data usage grew fourfold, from 14MB in the second quarter of last
year to 62MB in 2010.
Male teens consumed an average of 75MB of data in the
second quarter, compared to 17MB last year, while average mobile data
consumption for teen females rose from 1MB to 53MB.