[ 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,
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
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
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.
snapshot : general