40% of US teenagers are wireless subscribers

IDC discovered that the teenagers are behind their parents adopting new wireless technologies and services. This year 40% of 15-19 year olds in the US are wireless subscribers. The classic early adopters, youth and young adults have played a central role in the early adoption and mass-market acceptance of wireless data capabilities, ranging from short message service (SMS), to gaming, to ring-tones, and are increasingly helping to drive adoption and usage of new applications such as picture and video messaging.