*New data from Nielsen shows that African Americans average more than 1,300 minutes a month texting and talking, followed by Hispanics at 826 minutes, Asian/Pacific Islanders at 692 minutes, and whites at 647 minutes each month.

African Americans, Women, and Southerners were found to talk and text the most in the United States across the board, while African Americans and Hispanics are the champion texters specifically – with Hispanics sending and receiving around 767 SMS messages a month, and African-Americans exchanging around 780.

The totals are significantly more than Asians/Pacific Islanders (384 texts a month) and whites (566 texts a month).

The voice and text results are compiled from one year (April 2009-March 2010) of mobile usage data gathered by the The Nielsen Company, which analyzes the cellphone bills of more than 60,000 mobile subscribers each month in the United States.

While African Americans in general make heavy use of their basic cell phone features, women also stand out as a power user group, according to the stats. Women (at 856.3 minutes a month) talk 22% more than men (at 666.7). Ladies dominate in texting as well, using an average of 601 SMS messages a month compared to 447 used by the average American male.

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