Text Messaging Explodes In U.S.
Data shows that in the April-June period this year, the average mobile subscriber sent/received an average of 357 text messages a month, compared to making/receiving 204 calls.
Meanwhile, the average number of calls is declining as text messaging rises. In the same period last year, the average mobile subscriber sent/received an average of only 172 texts a month--less than half of the 2008 figure. Average calls dropped from 228 in 2007 to 204 this year.
In 2006 from April-June, the figures were a monthly average of 216 calls--and only 79 texts.
Not surprisingly, teens ages 13-17 are helping bring the averages up. In the April-June period this year, the demo averaged 1,742 texts a month (and 231 calls). Those ages 65 and up averaged just 14 texts and 99 calls.