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88 per cent of adolescents own mobile phone in India

The survey was conducted during September-November 2010 with random sample of 2000 parents and 2,500 students.

Over 65 per cent of high school students in India carry a mobile handset while going schools, attending classes and tuition session, states a survey by industry body ASSOCHAM.
The survey, “Toy to Tool”, further found that 88 per cent of adolescents aged between 15 and 18 year possess mobile phone with ownership basis while 40per cent of teenagers aged 13-15 now also use cell phones.
D S Rawat, secretary general, ASSOCHAM said, “Despite school strictures and policies, the ground reality is that more than two-thirds of teens confess that they are using cell phones in school premises when they shouldn’t.”
The survey was conducted during September-November 2010 with random sample of 2000 parents and 2,500 students in around 25 schools in the country.
Around 71 per cent of teens desires their handsets to be equipped with MP3 players while70 per cent prefer camera phones.
Features most accessed on a device are emailing, reading books, listening to music and surfing the net along with chatting.

 

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