What a difference a year makes. The newly released CTIA–The Wireless Association® Semi-Annual Wireless Industry survey confirms the continuing and increasing use of text messages and MMS. Highlights of the survey include:
According to the survey, text messaging continues to be enormously popular, with more than 822 billion text messages sent and received on carriers’ networks during the last half of 2009—amounting to almost 5 billion messages per day at the end of the year. During the 2009 calendar year, there were more than 1.5 trillion text messages reported on carriers’ networks. Wireless subscribers are also sending more pictures and other multimedia messages with their mobile devices—more than 24.2 billion MMS messages were reported for the last half of 2009. That’s more than double the number from the previous year, when only 9.3 billion were reported for the last half of 2008.
You can read the full press release here: http://www.ctia.org/media/press/body.cfm/prid/1936