September 9, 2007
Cell phone usage has grown greatly over the past several years and has become an American way of life. "The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." John F. Kennedy. In reference to this quote cell phones have emerged into more than just talking to a person on the other end of the line. Today American's are using cell phones for text messaging and business SMS text messaging.
In 1986 about 1 million Americans owned cellular devices; by 1994 16 million Americans were owners of cell phones. Cell phones began to emerge during this period mainly as devices that were meant for talking to a person on the other line. Today more people have cell phones rather than land lines. There are also more than one billion cell phone users worldwide. Americans also spend around seven hours a month talking on their cell phones. The cell phone frenzy has not only affected adults but also teenagers. Currently over 60 million teenagers are carrying cell phones with them.