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But that doesn’t explain the surge in data useage. Texting is hardly new. It also doesn’t use a huge amount of data. And teen boys use more data than teen girls but are texting less. So something else is going on here.
What’s happening is that more teens are getting smartphones, and, when they do, they are much more likely to start sucking down huge amounts of data. They are watching videos on their phones or using other data-intensive apps. In short, for many teens, their mobile phones have become the center of their universe.
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