It took me a bit to find the place to download my phone data, so if you have AT&T I'll save you the hassle, (look for instructions at the end of this post). Otherwise this was a fun exercise and a walk down memory lane!
Observations: The months I travel (summer, December, February) are also the ones that I communicate the most. I had 3 sets of visitors in October of 2011, but nearly half of the calls are to/from numbers I don't recognize. Not sure what that says about my month!
My parents call me regularly (I should be a better daughter and call them too, but I hate the phone...). If I'd counted minutes rather than number of calls they would be much farther in the lead. However, my dad and I exchanged a total of 11 text messages over 17 months and my mom has never sent a text message (although we do chat on words with friends - that almost counts!).
The other people are friends who I both talk and text with. Although truth be told, I'd rather see them in person and short of that prefer email. Unsurprisingly the people I communicate with the most are also the ones I see the most. This fact is the most obvious when you consider my amazing PCMI roommate Ashli.
|(PCMI is in July but my billing period ends on the 10th so|
the PCMI data is split between June and July)
Ashli and I apparently only communicate via phone when we're in the same place. Otherwise twitter and email work just fine!
Now it's your turn! If you have AT&T follow these steps:
Direct link (log in and then go to this link again)
If that doesn't work:
- log in to AT&T
- from the menu across the top choose "My AT&T" then "Bill & Payments" then "Bill Details"
- scroll down to find your phone, click "usage details"
- scroll down, click "download call details" at the top right of the chart
- now choose CSV and download month by month
Choose CSV if you have a mac, Numbers told me the xls version was tab delimited and didn't work