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调查显示:迈阿密人最爱用手机
[ 2006-09-12 08:33 ]

Socialite, actress and model Paris Hilton talks on her cell phone at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles November 22, 2005.

Look who's talking! People in Miami and Los Angeles chat on their cell phones more than any other Americans, according to a survey of cell phone use in major cities.

People in Miami make and receive an average of 298 calls a month -- an average of 9-10 calls daily -- while Angelenos talk second most, averaging 260 calls per month, a survey of Verizon Wireless users found.

Rounding out the top 5 were Detroit, El Paso, Texas, and Las Vegas.

"Our study offers an snapshot of how Americans have come to rely on their wireless service every day at home, and on the road," said Dick Lynch, chief technology officer for Verizon Wireless.

The East Coast -- particularly New York and Washington -- came out surprisingly low on the list -- possibly in part because hand-held cell phones have been banned while driving there for some years.

New Yorkers were 11th and Washington failed to find a place in the top 30.

California is also about to pass a ban on hand-held cell phones while driving that would likely cut cell-phone use by car-bound Angelenos dramatically when it takes effect in 2008.

(Agencies)

知道谁最爱用手机吗?美国一个主要城市手机使用调查表明,迈阿密和洛杉机是美国使用手机交流最为频繁的两大城市。

美国最大的移动通信公司Verizon Wireless在其用户中做了此项调查。调查显示,迈阿密人平均每月接听手机电话298个,即平均每天9至10个电话;洛杉机人平均每月接听手机电话260个,排在第二。

另外几个排在前五名的城市依次是底特律、德克萨斯州的埃尔帕素和拉斯维加斯。

Verizon Wireless的技术主管迪克·林奇说:“我们的这项研究让人们了解到如今美国人每天在家以及在旅途中对无线服务的依赖程度有多大。”

而美国东海岸一些城市的排名竟然出奇的靠后,尤其是纽约和华盛顿。其中的部分原因可能是这一地区多年来禁止开车时使用手机。

纽约排在第11位,华盛顿竟然落到30名之后。

加利福尼亚也将通过禁止驾驶时使用手机的法令,此禁令将在2008年生效,届时,洛杉机人开车打手机的频率很可能会大大下降。


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