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Smart phone users opt out of handwritten love notes, more likely to text on Valentine's Day

(WMBF) - Are handwritten love notes soon to be a part of the past?

A new study by Verizon Wireless demonstrates that technology is at the very heart of this year's Valentine's Day holiday.

Nearly eight in 10 people plan to send only an e-greeting this year, meaning that gigabytes and wireless networks have supplanted ink and paper greeting cards as the preferred method to send love notes on Feb. 14., according to the wireless company.

And that's not the only way smart phone users plan to use their devices. Smart phones will come in handy for purchasing a gift and making dinner reservations.

In fact, 82 percent of people will use a mobile device to find a restaurant recommendation using an app like Open Table, and nearly everyone – an incredible 97 percent of people – is likely to use a wireless device to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift, using apps and 1-800-FLOWERS, according to Verizon. 

Additionally, 80 percent are likely to gift their loved ones a tech device this Valentine's Day.

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