SMS texting is more popular than voice calling

Sending SMS text messages has become more popular than calling the person. A study by The Nielsen Company has found out that the average US mobile subscriber sends or receives more than 350 SMS messages per month, while making or receiving only 200 voice calls. The number of voice calls has remained steady over the past two years, while the volume of text messages has increased with 450%. Back in early 2006, the monthly average was at 198 calls and 65 SMS messages.

The biggest drivers of the SMS traffic are teenagers: teens between 13 and 17 years send on average a staggering 1.742 SMS per month! This amount seems to go down with age:
– Age 18-24 send/receive about 790 SMS/month.
– Age 25-34 send/receive about 331 SMS/month.
– Age 35-44 send/receive about 236 SMS/month.
– Age 45-54 send/receive about 128 SMS/month.

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  1. Really good article. I have been following your blog for last 3 months. You have good knowledge
    on Mobile(cell phone) Industry and happenings. Please continue the good work. Thank you.

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