US operator Cingular Wireless has found that men use their mobile a lot more than women do. According to their survey of nearly 500 wireless users, men talk on their mobile handsets nearly 50% more than their female counterparts do. Women, however, are the winners for talking from a fixed line phone – but only by 4%.
Traditionally women spent more minutes on the home phone, last year amounting to 52.5% more than men. However, this year, the number of minutes men spend on a landline averaged 472 minutes per month, only 19 minutes less than the average for women.
What has been interesting is the general increase in male phone use. Cingular ran the same survey the previous year and again found that men did the majority of the mobile talking – but during 2001 men were talking only 37% more than women.
On the whole, men make more business phone calls from their mobiles than women do – 34% of their calls are business related whereas for women the figure was around 18%.