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.