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In Wireless We Trust

Which Americans use mobile technology the most?

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Recently released data gathered for American Banker by the Gallup polling organization has revealed some interesting insights regarding Americans' use of wireless technologies.

For one thing, a whopping 61 percent of adults own or use a mobile phone or wireless PDA like the Palm VII or RIM's BlackBerry. Usage is split pretty evenly by gender-62 percent of men say they own wireless devices vs. 60 percent of women. A key finding (but not a very surprising one): Wireless usage tightly correlates with income-80 percent of people in households with yearly incomes exceeding $75,000 use wireless devices, according to the survey, compared to just 25 percent of those with family incomes below $20,000.

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