Text Messaging Records Broken In United States

Posted by Kallan Dahn Thursday, August 28, 2008

The United States just broke numerous records for Text Messaging. Verisign 95.4 Billion inter-carrier text messages in the first half of 2008. This is a significant achievement signaling that text messaging is starting to gain traction in North America as a valid means of communication. During the most productive day from a texting stand point, a daily text record of 648 million messages were sent, and during the busiest hour 42 Million messages were sent, also setting a record for hourly text. Overall text messages were up 20% to the previous quarter. We can expect this number to grow exponentially as carriers continue to release new phones geared toward making text messages easier. Soon a full QWERTY keyboard will be as prevalent as cameras in cell phones. Developers are also starting to fuel the fire as their applications include text messaging as an integral part of their functions.
A Survey recently conducted by TNS Technology found that "once users adopt MIM, it becomes their primary non-voice method of interacting with others."

{RCR Wireless}

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