Texting is the primary reason teens want a mobile phone

In 2008, the primary reason U.S, teens said they wanted a mobile phone was for safety. In 2010, teens said the ability to send text messages was the top reason for wanting a mobile phone.

Text messaging: A teens favourite form of communication

A Pew Internet and American Life Project report out this week has found that text messaging has increased sharply among American teens. American teens who text everyday has shot up in the past 18 months from 38% in February of 2008 to 54% in September 2009.