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5.8% of US cell phone users have checked their e-mail on the phone

M:Metrics has found that students, particularly those who are also employed, consume more mobile content than any other group. Students are getting a jump on the back-to-school mobile buying season, as they make use of their new phones by using mobile content.

M:Metrics has found that students, particularly those who are also employed, consume more mobile content than any other group. Students are getting a jump on the back-to-school mobile buying season, as they make use of their new phones by using mobile content. Mobile browser use among students grew by 8.7% in July 2005, a rate that is two-thirds higher compared with growth in consumption by non-students.

Monthly consumption of content
and entertainment among US mobile subscribers
ActivityMonthly
reach, 000
% of US mobile
subscribers
Growth
Sent or Received
Text Message
67,54237.3%0.1%
Retrieved News and
Information Via Browser
24,32513.4%6.6%
Used Personal E-mail20,35911.3%2.6%
Used Photo Messaging18,75210.4%10.5%
Purchased Ringtone17,5519.7%1.4%
Used Mobile
Instant Messenger
17,3759.6%0.1%
Used Work E-mail10,4615.8%8.5%
Purchased Wallpaper
or Screensaver
6,9553.8%5.7%
Downloaded Mobile Game6,2333.4%4.7%
Source: M:Metrics