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.
Impressive numbers on British SMS usage
Posted on 28-Apr-2004 19:43 | Tags Filed under: News



UK text messaging figures for March 2004 reached 2.1 billion, an increase of nearly 80 million on February's total according to figures released today by the Mobile Data Association (MDA). Person-to-person texts sent across the UK GSM network operators last month show an increase of almost 25% on the total sent during the same period in 2003. March's figure shows a daily average of 69 million compared to 56 million in March 2003 and 43 million in March 2002.

As March's figure continues to show, texting is being used by more of the population for an increasing number of reasons.

Earlier this month the MDA launched a texting facility for SAGA radio, the independent radio station targeting the 50+ age group. Within minutes of activating the service SAGA Radio were inundated with texts from their listeners responding to requests from the presenters. A competition to find out who their listeners would most like to text to and what they would say was a tremendous success and led to responses such as:

"Lord, save me a seat"
Stevie Wonder: "I just text to say I luv u"
Camelot: "My numbers are!"
Winston Churchill: "Come back, all is forgiven"


More information: http://www.mda-mobiledata.org...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

iPhone 8/iPhone X, impressions?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by kharris on 26-Sep-2017 17:20 (444 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Car pulling left - even after alignment
Created by Paul1977, last reply by Paul1977 on 26-Sep-2017 15:20 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Driving an automatic - do you use one foot or both?
Created by geekIT, last reply by Aredwood on 25-Sep-2017 22:48 (143 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Auckland Airport fuel supply obliterated by digger
Created by Batman, last reply by kryptonjohn on 26-Sep-2017 18:37 (225 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


Electrical standards question
Created by delroynitz, last reply by gregmcc on 26-Sep-2017 16:15 (15 replies)

Could a production electric car reach 500 KPH anytime soon?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by kotuku4 on 26-Sep-2017 16:32 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


vodafone shutting down email?
Created by FatFurryGuy, last reply by Rickles on 26-Sep-2017 15:31 (301 replies)
Pages... 19 20 21


Spam Text
Created by rendezvous, last reply by hio77 on 25-Sep-2017 22:00 (24 replies)
Pages... 2