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Which Cell Phone Feature Do You Use The Most?

A recent study of approximately 1,000 cell phone owners showed that men average 458 minutes of monthly wireless phone usage, and women average a close 453 minutes. Of course, not all that usage is a simple phone call.

The survey results show that 45 percent of wireless subscribers use the text-messaging features on their device and 44 percent use the camera feature; 17 percent of subscribers play games on their wireless device and 11 percent access wireless e-mail. On the whole, women use the gaming, camera and text-messaging features more frequently, and men use their device for wireless e-mail and accessing the Internet more frequently than women.

"Women are quickly catching up with men in cell phone usage, illustrating that all consumers enjoy the flexibility and mobility that wireless phones add as they communicate with friends, family and business colleagues," said Tim Klein, vice president, AT&T's wireless unit.

As a self-confessed CrackBerry addict I'll admit I use my phone's e-mail and text messaging more than I actually make calls.

Dream4 Dream4 10 years
I find that the camera comes in handy, especially when some jerk going about 80 in a 20 and just doesn't see you (like he was really paying that much attention anyway).
swtkitten swtkitten 10 years
i use the phone feature on mine..that's about it
Rachie-Rees Rachie-Rees 10 years
text messaging is what i do the most. Followed by ringing than by using the camera/ video connetions Rachie Rees
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
My fingers hurt from too much SMS.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 10 years
For my blackberry, I use text messaging ALL the time. I don't even have a voice plan, seeing as how it'd be somewhat worthless to me personally since I can't hear. =) I think the second most-used feature would be web browsing. I just read websites or Livejournals all day long if I'm bored and don't want to pull out a book or laptop to keep myself busy.
poetess poetess 10 years
I avoid my cell as much as possible. I believe I use the camera most.
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 10 years
i have carpal tunnel from all the texting i do...ok, not really, but i do text message a lot and use AIM when my laptop can't get wi fi connection
gossipqueen gossipqueen 10 years
rockgirl10 rockgirl10 10 years
Text Messaging is very useful and quick.
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
Sms, MMs and the Camera
akosijen akosijen 10 years
i'm ALL about the texting/emailing on my blackberry. if all my friends were into texting as much as i was, i wouldn't need to use my phone for talking. even my mom's into texting! then again, i am from the texting capital of the world, the Philippines!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Text messaging baby!
kezza kezza 10 years
I'm not a very vocal person, but I do email, IM and text quite a bit, especially with my family and a few friends who are also tied to their computers and phones. For 90% of the stuff I want to say to someone, I don't need to call. For example, I was thinking of my sister the other night and sent her a little inside joke text. Nothing worth calling her for, just a little "*ping* thinking of you" message. Also, I can hold conversation with friends regardless of where I am and pretty much regardless of where they are if we IM, that's not so true with actual phone conversations, which are taboo in many situations.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
julieulie julieulie 10 years
Um, none of the above. What happened to using a cell phone for its intended purpose -- just to make phone calls? I have to admit that I am personally rather anti-text message. They're useful if you're in a crowded bar and can't hear anything, but I hate that people now thing text messages replace phone calls. If I call you because I want to talk about something, an appropriate response is not to send me a text message 10 minutes later saying "whats up"!
macgirl macgirl 10 years
I check my email on it all day long when I'm not in a place where my computer is out. I also text quite a bit.
asco00 asco00 10 years
I'd say I use text messaging more than anything else, although my camera phone has come in nicely in a pinch quite a few times.
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