Story: Telecommunications

Teens' mobiles

Teens' mobiles

In 2007 New Zealand teenagers’ use of mobile phones was amongst the highest in the world. They were a canny bunch, who tended to text rather than talk. Like 14-year-old Josh White, shown here, many had two mobiles, one for Telecom, the other for Vodafone, allowing them to take advantage of the texting specials offered by both major providers.

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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Mobile phones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Apr 2022