Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
SMS users in UK sent almost 1.7 billion messsages during July 2003
Posted on 30-Aug-2003 16:53 | Filed under: News

SMS users in UK sent almost 1.7 billion messsages during July 2003
The Mobile Data Association (MDA) announced that the total number of chargeable person-to-person text messages sent across the four UK GSM networks in July 2003 totalled 1.68 billion, compared to 1.3 billion in July 2002 and 992 million in July 2001. July's figure takes the cumulative total for 2003 to 11.6 Billion, against a 12 month MDA forecast for the year of 20 Billion, which allows for Summer slowdown and seasonal trends.

A text count that took place on 'A' Level results day, 14th August, saw a rise in the daily average to 67 million, compared to 55 million sent last year. "Text messaging is continuing to rise in popularity and diversity", comments Mike Short, Chairman of the MDA. "As well as person to person text messaging we are seeing an increase in interactive text with programmes such as Fame Academy and Pop Idol providing people with the opportunity to vote via a short code across all networks".


More information: http://www.mda-mobiledata.org...
Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Finding good coffee in Auckland
Created by cloudlover, last reply by mdf on 21-Sep-2018 15:56 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


PS4 giving error "your router might not support IP packet fragmentation"
Created by Zepanda66, last reply by Zepanda66 on 21-Sep-2018 16:22 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone really want me back.. or not?
Created by Lias, last reply by michaelmurfy on 21-Sep-2018 23:43 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Advice needed on what to do with my car?
Created by kekehuang, last reply by andrewNZ on 21-Sep-2018 19:34 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, XS Max and XR discussion and owners thread
Created by JEDENZED, last reply by sekh on 21-Sep-2018 20:20 (298 replies)
Pages... 18 19 20


New Zealand housing market (particularly Auckland)
Created by quickymart, last reply by tdgeek on 20-Sep-2018 21:10 (284 replies)
Pages... 17 18 19


Geekzone automatically (with human like delay) editing in tags?
Created by hio77, last reply by Linux on 21-Sep-2018 19:18 (11 replies)

Cashback mortgage with ANZ, fixed terms ended, can I switch?
Created by pstar008, last reply by michaelmurfy on 21-Sep-2018 23:40 (10 replies)