Older Adults Adopting Text Messaging

Posted: Oct 23 2008, 9:05am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:12am CDT, in Mobile Phones


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Many view texting as something done by younger adults and teens, but that notion may not be accurate. According to a study commissioned by Sprint, the number of adults texting has risen from two years ago. Sprints study shows that 20% of adults age 55 to 64 send text messages compared to 13% of the same group in 2006.

76% of adults 55 to 64 who text are texting their kids says the study. The study shows that adults under 30 are four times more likely to respond to a text than a voice mail. My wife was going to text her mom this week, I told her not to because I don’t think she could figure out how to text back. Some parents are just more tech savvy than others.

“In addition to the increasing number of older adults texting, we found that one in 10 adults over 30 don’t text because they aren’t sure how to,” said Kim Dixon, senior vice president of retail for Sprint. “For Sprint customers, learning to text can be easy. Visit your local Sprint store and see any of our retail associates to experience the Ready Now difference. They’ll sit down and teach you how to text, send photos or use any of the other features on your wireless handset or smart phone.”

Via Sprint

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