It’s official: Women talk, text more than men

It’s official. A Nielsen study of mobile usage among men and women has found out what we’ve known all along – that women talk more than men.

Not only that, they also send more text messages per month than men do.

Based on the Nielsen Company tracking, an average woman talks for 818 minutes per month on the phone, compared with 640 minutes per month of ‘talktime’ consumed by an average man. Moreover, women send way more text messages per month (716) than men do (555).

This trend was corroborated by another study conducted by Belgium’s Mobistar, which additionally revealed that fewer women surf on their mobile phones. The study showed that men are much more active than women when it comes to mobile Internet. Not only do more of them surf on their mobile phone (22 per cent more), but they also consume an extra 14 MB of data each month.

Men also hold a slender lead with regard to roaming: 16 per cent of them use their mobile telephone abroad, compared with 15 per cent for women. Another noteworthy fact: when they do find themselves in another country, the trend reverses, and we see that men phone more often send more text messages than women.

That, however, could be attributed to them sending more SMSs to their lady love back home. There’s definitely a love story going on between women and their mobile phones.

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