Survey: Americans Are Crazy About Text Messaging

10 Sep


Despite rising costs of text messaging, the impersonal method of communication has proven vastly popular in the United States, where handset users are sending more messages than ever, according to a recent survey.

The survey, conducted by the Wireless Association, kept track of the number of text messages sent over the month of June. In that month alone, U.S. handset users sent 75 billion SMS text messages, averaging about 2.5 billion messages a day. This represents a significant growth from June 2007, when handset users sent about 29 billion text messages.

That's a whole lot of money being poured into handset carriers with just text messaging alone -- considering that text messaging has inflated to about 20 cents per message. CNET even compares rising text-message costs to inflating gas prices.

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U.S. text usage hits record despite price increases [CNET]

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