72.10% teenagers in city own a mobile phone

72.10% teenagers in city own a mobile phone
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72.10% Teenagers In City own A Mobile Phone. Today we are breathing in a dense air of sophisticated technology. Perhaps, to some extent, we can even quote that ‘life is technology’.

Today we are breathing in a dense air of sophisticated technology. Perhaps, to some extent, we can even quote that ‘life is technology’. With science and technology building up by heaps and bounds, teenagers in metros are adopting digital lifestyles.

Hyderabad is in parallel to the metros in every aspect, quite of which is evident from the technological lifestyle of teenagers here, be it social life, gadgets, ecommerce. A survey conducted by TCS GenY gives us some mind boggling figures of the teenagers, showing us how technology bound they are.

While 86.68 per cent across India own a mobile phone, as high as 72.10 per cent of teenagers in the city own a mobile phone. Hyderabadis are technologically updated as well. 48.78 per cent of city dwellers use laptops while 55.05 per cent all over India use them. Besides, we don’t even compromise when it comes to brands. 22.30 per cent of us use Apple Gadgets and 27.32 per cent go for Sony. The national average is 31.81 per cent for Sony users.

Social trends

87 per cent of high school students think social media has made them aware of current affairs. Facebook is the most preferred social networking playground where 76 per cent of people have an account. A huge 48 per cent of these urban teenagers post on Facebook once in every three days. 53per cent of high school students have more than 120 friends, whereas 60 per cent have over 120 friends at metros.

Gadgets and net surfing habits

9 out of 10 urban teenagers have phones. Tablets are as popular as mobile phones both in metros and mini metros. Cyber cafes are as good as dead in metros.

Online trends

7 out of 10 urban teenagers shop online. They have moved from buying movie tickets to high value items.

Commenting on the TCS GenY survey, Ajoy Mukherjee, executive vice president and global head HR of the company said, “Tomorrow’s professionals will be socially active, highly adaptable to new technologies and aware of the world around them. Our annual survey of high-school students shows that urban teenagers are adopting new social platforms quickly, using them in multiple ways and leading the way in driving change.”

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