Teen texting between friends has now overtaken cell phone communications - and every very other common form of interaction - according to a study by Pew Research.
Pew found that two-thirds of teen texters reported being more likely to use their cell phones for texting than to dial them up and talk over a cell phone.
Other findings from the report:
Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month. One in three send more than 100 texts a day (or more than 3,000 texts a month.)
15% of teen texters send more than 200 texts a day, or more than 6,000 texts a month.
Boys send and receive 30 texts a day; girls typically send and receive 80 messages per day.
Teen texters ages 12-13 typically send and receive 20 texts a day.
14-17 year-old texters typically send and receive 60 text messages a day.
Older girls who text are the most active, with 14-17 year-old girls typically sending 100 or more messages a day or more than 3,000 texts a month.
22% of of teen texters send and receive just one to 10 texts a day, or 30 to 300 texts a month.