Male/female differences in the use of mobile phones

In March 2011, Mobistar led a study to better understand the way in which men and women use their mobile phones. Here are the main results.

Ownership of mobile phones varies according to gender. According to the site Hemmer, 87% of men own one, as opposed to 79% of women. But this gap no longer exists amongst the younger generations (14 – 25 years of age): 92% of girls versus 87% of boys have a mobile phone, and they mainly use it for texting.

On average, women make more use of their mobiles than men. They phone for 19 minutes more than men every month and send 51 more texts. This more intensive use is mainly due to the fact that women phone their family and friends more often than men for a catch-up whereas men wait to have something concrete to say before calling: according to a study, calls (to landlines and mobiles) made by women are to family members in 66% of cases, and only 45% in the case of calls made by men.
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