Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Survey Finds Cellular Phone Usage Rising

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Survey Finds Cellular Phone Usage Rising

Article excerpt

The number of U.S. households owning at least one cellular phone doubled from 1993 to 1994.

Last year 20 percent of homes had a cellular phone, and the percentage of homes with pagers hit 12 percent, according to a survey of consumers released this weekend.

The survey of 500 U.S. consumers by the Electronic Industries Association/Consumer Electronics Group was released during the organization's annual Mobile Electronics Show in Philadelphia. It has an error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Among other findings of the poll: Electronic car alarms are owned by 24 percent of U.S. households. Of homes that have cellular phones, 49 percent use them daily; 29 percent, a few times a week; and 18 percent, a few times a month. Eight percent have a portable computer with a modem, 1 percent have a portable computer with a cellular modem, 2 percent have portable fax machines, 4 percent have a portable printer and 6 percent have hand-held personal organizers. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.