Fifteen years ago, only 1 in 10 people had a cell phone. Today, almost everyone does, and here are some interesting statistics from a recent Nielson study:
* Southerners talk more on their cell phones than most people. In 8 Gulf Coast states, they exceeded 800 minutes per month. The states with the lowest numbers were Iowa and Wyoming.
* Women used 22% more minutes than men.
* Teenagers on average text 2779 messages per month (8 per hour), while senior citizens send an average of 30 texts per month.
* Cell phone texters in Mississippi were the highest: they (and texters in 6 other states) sent out more than 600 text messages per month. (I guess they don't text much in Idaho.)