Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

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For most of us, our cell phones are now a convenient way to get online while we’re on the go (or on the couch), according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project. However, 17% of U.S. adult cell phone owners now go online using their phones more than their desktops, laptops or tablets. That’s the number for all cell phone owners in the U.S, including those with feature phones. Just looking at those who already use their phones to go online (55% of all cell phone owners), a whopping 31% now say they mostly use their phones to go online.

For young adults (18-29), those numbers are even here. Here, the Pew study found that 45% of those who use the Internet on their phones do most of their web browsing on their mobile devices. There are also some demographic differences here, with more African-American…

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