Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Text Messages Surpass Phone Calls in US

Do you still blush when you are stumbling through a crowded store texting your friends or family? Well, don't worry so much anymore because its likely the people around you are doing the same. According to a new report published by Nielsen, the average mobile user now sends more text messages per month than 'sends' or 'receives' voice calls. Here is an excerpt from the article:

As of Q2 2008, a typical U.S. mobile subscriber sends or receives 357 text messages per month, compared to placing or receiving 204 phone calls. Though the number of calls has remained relatively steady, the number of text messages is up 450% from just two years prior. Q2 2008 was the second consecutive quarter in which the average number of text messages sent was significantly higher than the average number of phone calls placed.

We're not exactly sure what this says about the culture here in the US... either text messaging continues to boom because of an inherenet convenience factor or simply we do not want to chat any more. What are your thoughts?

You can read the full article here.

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