Welcome to The Times in Plain English   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to The Times in Plain English

Families Spending More on Cell Phones

September 30, 2012
Plain English Version

American consumers are spending less money on eating out, buying new clothes, going to movies and amusement parks, and cable TV and home Internet.

They are spending more on cell phones. About nine out of ten adults have cell phones, about half of which are smart phones. These phones often have expensive data plans that allow for watching TV programs, emailing, texting, and using Facebook and Twitter.

The owners of “dumb” phones use them for telephone services and sometimes for taking pictures.

More and more families are buying phones for their children. Parents are willing to pay to keep in touch with their kids. And almost everyone enjoys the convenience of GPS and using new apps.

The trend in more spending for cell phones includes families from all ranges of income. The big wireless companies believe consumers will spend even more in the future. They are building networks that offer faster speeds.

The Wall Street Journal

Print Friendly
Share

In Brief

Slow Down on that Heartburn Drug

A new study adds to the findings that taking heartburn drugs creates risks.

The study says that some drugs can lead to a heart...

New Ways to Think About Treating ADHD

New studies show many people with ADHD are drawn to new and exciting experiences. They can be very impatient and restless with routine activities.

This...

Sepsis: A Killer You Want to Know More About

Sepsis is not a disease like cancer. It is a reaction your body may have when it fights infection. A doctor explained, “Your body...

Freezing, Thawing, Refreezing: What are the Rules?

You can save yourself a lot of trouble and possible illness. Follow these rules.

Archives

Dictionary
  • dictionary
  • English Dictionary

Double click on any word on the page or type a word:

Powered by DictionaryBox.com
Click to listen highlighted text!