Studies say 2/5 millenials are on shared cell phone plans with parents

Monongalia and Preston

According to a study released by ‘Textnow’, nearly two out of five, or thirty 37% of millenials say they are on a shared cell phone plan with their parents. 

Of these, over one third say they do not reimburse their parents for their share. 

60% of those surveyed say they are on their parent’s plan because they have always been on the plan from a young age. 

A local cell phone store says that many families seem to stick with the shared plan. 

“Past that, industry numbers have shown that people that are on family plans tend to stick around with their current provider and just have higher levels of satisfaction with their provider than people who are on the individual plan. Whether that’s from getting a better deal on your package, or what be it,” said Michael Snocolasess, sales manager at Boost Mobile in Morgantown. 

Half of those surveyed say their parents are also paying for other expenses including car insurance, car payment, or health insurance.

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