Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Verizon Text Messaging Record

Verizon Wireless reported this week that, in the month of June 2007, their network sent and received more than 10 billion text messages - a record in the American SMS market. In addition Verizon Wireless customers also sent and received over 200 million photo- and video-based multimedia messages in the same month.

Use of text messaging with inexpensive unlimited plans and text friendly phones - available from every provider - has been close to exponential in growth over the past year. As a comparison, during the fourth quarter of 2006 (this is a three month period), Verizon Wireless customers sent and received 17.7 billion text messages and over 353 million picture and video messages.

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