Cell phones now more popular than television

U.S. Cellular employee weighs in

Charles City – As of this year, cell phones have finally completed its obvious war-path to a world take-over. According to, 2019 is the first year that the average American uses their cell phone more often than they watch television. This number whops in at 3 hours and 43 minutes per day, up from 3 hours and 35 minutes last year. Christian Hansel of U.S. Cellular in Charles City says there are hundreds of ways to keep this average from going up in your own household.


Hansel also says that Apple’s Ecosystem can be used to effectively monitor both your children’s usage and yours as well. Furthermore, there are hundreds of apps that can be downloaded to serve that same purpose. Even though Hansel agrees a family conversation needs to happen between family, he can’t help but sell the idea that the newer the phone, the better.


Hansel estimates the average child he signs up for a phone plan is usually 13 or 14, but says he has sold phones to as young as 9 years old.

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