1.4bn Mobile Texts Messages Sent Weekly

Mobile Text Messaging continues to increase with Britons are now sending 1.4 billion text messages every week, or 2,315 a second according to latest figures.

The Mobile Data Association (MDA) said the figure is 30% higher than a year ago.
Picture and video messaging is also 30% higher than a year ago, with 10 million picture messages sent every week in the UK.

Rob Bamforth, from IT analysts Quocirca, said: “It is well understood and been demonstrated in recent years that the mobile phone has become one of the three most important items people carry, along with keys and a wallet or purse, when heading outside”

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