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  Texters make June a record month
Updated 24 July 2004, 16.16
June was a record month for text fans
Mobile phone users in the UK can't stop texting each other, sending more than 2.1bn of them in June.

The Mobile Data Association (MDA) says that's a new record for the most texts sent in a single month.

It's the sixth month in a row that more than 2bn texts have been sent, and the number sent in June jumped 28% compared to the year before.

Mobile experts reckon people texting from big events like the Glastonbury Festival are a big part of the rise.

However Euro 2004 didn't boost texting as much as expected, probably because England went out in the quarter-finals.

Since texts were first counted in 1999 the number sent has gone up every year, as more people have bought mobiles.

Last year, a massive 20.5bn texts were sent over the four main mobile networks.

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