1. Some 83% of American adults own cell phones and three-quarters of them (73%) send and receive text messages.
2. Text messaging users send or receive an average of 41.5 messages on a typical day, with the median user sending or receiving 10 texts daily.
3. Cell phone owners make or receive an average of 12 calls on their cells per day.
4. Young adults are the most avid texters by a wide margin. Cell owners between the ages of 18 and 24 exchange an average of 109.5 messages on a normal day. (MP: Wow, that works out to almost 7 messages per hour over a 16-hour day, or about one every 9 minutes!)