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Do You Text More Now Than You Used To?

Do You Send More Texts Now Than You Used to?

According to data recently released by a communications study group, the number of text messages sent and received in the US has grown 80 percent in the last year. A spokesman for the group that conducted the study cites unlimited text plans (instead of traditional pay-per-message plans) and early-adopting teens who have continued their texting practices as they've gotten older.

And, of course, there's the now infamous story of a teenage girl from Ohio who sends over 15,000 texts a month!

Do you find yourself sending more text messages than you used to?

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katie225 katie225 7 years
definitely! when i first got a smartphone, i texted enough to get a 200 texts plan. then, i started to go over that, so we went to unlimited. now both my bf and i have iphones, and the texts look like chats, so we have absolutely no qualms with just texting "lol" to each other. i'm of the "early adopter teen" age, but i didn't text in high school because it was too expensive. my bf actually got free unlimited texting as part of a promotional package back when they were first trying to sell it!
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
Since I can access my email and facebook and aim on my phone, i dont need to text anymore
sontaikle sontaikle 7 years
My mom makes fun of me because she hardly ever sees me calling on my phone. I'm always using it for texting.
kiwigeek kiwigeek 7 years
Here in New Zealand, since one of the major cellphone company's lauched it's '$10 txt' plan back in 2004, the amount of txt's sent per month by my peers has grown expotentially. It is common for many teens to send around 4000 txts per month (even though the plan is actually for a maximum of 2000, but due to a loopwhole in the top-up system you can top-up again during the month and get another 2000) and people like me still on 500 txts per month are a dying species.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I text a lot, but I blame my increase in texting more on having a phone with a QWERTY keyboard instead of the standard keypad one. Much less of a hassel and a convenient way of communicating.
dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
I would say I use my iPhone 90% for texts and 10% for phone calls. Actually, it's about 50% apps, 45% texts, 5% calls.
BuffBabe6108 BuffBabe6108 7 years
Mine is due to many factors - AIM comes to my phone when I am not online, Twitter's from select people + DM's all come via text messages, Brightkite sometimes comes via texts etc. It isn't that I am sending more actual texts, I am just using the texting feature to facilitate my social networking.
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