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Women snoop more on partner's cellphone use [Manawatu Standard (New Zealand)]
[July 11, 2011]

Women snoop more on partner's cellphone use [Manawatu Standard (New Zealand)]

(Manawatu Standard (New Zealand) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Nearly a quarter of women admit to checking their partner's cellphone to snoop on text messages or see who they have called.

Men were only half as likely to spy on their partners, a national survey of 2500 cellphone users by researcher Canstar shows.

It found a "shocking" 35 percent of Generation Ys - Kiwis born in the 1980s or early 1990s - engaged in such subterfuge, compared with 5 percent of Baby Boomers - those born after World War II.

Canstar managing director Derek Bonnar said his wife had full access to his life "so no issues there".

Spokeswoman Jane Cotty stated her innocence, but said her partner's Blackberry was password-protected.

Meanwhile, 2degrees trounced Vodafone and Telecom in the independent survey, which also sought to measure cellphone users' satisfaction with their carrier.

The country's newest mobile operator nabbed "five-star" ratings in all seven categories on which consumers were quizzed - including price, service, reliability and satisfaction with each network's overall offering.

There was little to choose between Vodafone and Telecom, which failed to achieve five stars in any category. Both received three stars overall, as well as for price and service.

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