Teen Wireless Habits
- texting - it has now replaced talking. Parents, your landlines are now free. More girls find texting to be indispensable than boys.
- logging on to social networks
- up-to-the minute access to friends and families
- 80% want secured data access (privacy from parents I'll bet)
- 66% want access to medical records (this is surprising)
- 66% want wireless access to education no matter where they are
- 63% want access to issues pertaining to their concerns (self-centre brats!)
- durable mobile phones or smart devices
- better battery life - so do I.
- privacy screen.
- survey spoke about flexible material but I'm guess they're talking about variety of smartphones.
- AI - okay....(virtual friend I suppose...)
Future features they're looking for:
- mobile banking - it's limited now.
- mobile voting - I'm for this.
- location-based services - it's available now and growing
- added personal entertainment - TV, reading, audio
Well, it isn't any surprise that this is what teens are doing with their mobile devices and the kind of impact it has already has on their lives. Personally, I am optimistic about these young mobile warriors. I hope their willingness to adopt services and their adaptive nature will push forward greater wireless access and innovations.
I would have liked the survey to ask what kind of devices they mostly use. I'm guess Sidekicks with Blackberries and iPhones no where in sight.
Note: Surprising (or scary) stat from the study. 42% of the teens can text blind-folded.