October 2010 - Mobivity

More Americans Own Mobile Phones than Computers

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Marketing Charts reports that a higher percentage of US adults owns a mobile phone than owns a computer, according to new data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

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Pew data indicates that 85% of Americans now own a cell phone. Cell phone ownership rates among young adults have reached 96% of 18-to-29 year olds. Meanwhile, three-quarters (76%) of Americans own either a desktop or laptop computer. Since 2006, laptop ownership has grown dramatically (from 30% to 52%) while desktop ownership has declined slightly.

With 85% of the population owning cell phones, SMS Text Message marketing campaigns can reach more of your target audience than other devices – something to think about when you plan your outreach to prospects and customers.  You can view the full study here.

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