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  Txting heads for 1 billion a day
Updated 15 October 2001, 14.15

An explosion in text messaging means we're sending nearly a billion a day!

750 million phone messages are sent every day across the planet and young people are leading the way.

Millions more are sent via the internet.

That's according to the GSM Association which represents mobile companies.


Global language

GSM boss Robert Conway says "It's created a new global language."

"What's remarkable is that kids in Australia and New Zealand are using the same shortcuts as those in Europe."

Fact File
Txting trivia
Six billion text messages will be sent this Christmas & New Year
We send a billion texts a month in the UK alone
90% of 11-16 year olds in the UK have a mobile

The text craze is strongest in Europe especially in Scandinavian countries.

There's been a huge rise in texting in the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.


 
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