College Students Consider Phone Calls Rude, Intrusive, Texting is More Polite

Posted on October 13, 2010

Recent studies show that younger Americans don't use their smart phones to talk much. They far prefer that people text them than call them. In fact, a growing number of college students consider it rude to call people when they could just text. Phone calls for emergencies only. Now obviously the business world uses phones: complicated discussions would be a nightmare via texting.

Texting is exploding in usage. According to Nielson the average teen sends and receives around 3300 text messages each month. And that's an average user. WSJ's Katie Rosman reports on this shift in telecommunications: