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Teens Sending Thousands of Text Messages a Month, Hundreds Per Day

How Many Text Messages Do You Send Per Day?

I continue to be astonished (and admittedly, a little impressed) when I hear of the insane amount of text messages that some people send.

There's Paige Horn, who sends 15,000 a month, and now another teen, Reina Hardesty, who sends about the same amount. It sounds crazier when you break it down — that's about 484 per day! I know some people who don't even say 484 words a day.

I have to wonder if banning texting while driving or even walking would reduce the number for some, who depend on it for the majority of their daily communication.

As for me, depending on the day, I send anywhere between one to five texts daily.

What's your daily text count?


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yeaitsme yeaitsme 8 years
my sister's record is 25,000 in a month!
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I only text when I need to, when I actually have something to say and not just "hey, what's up". That said, I think I text more than I call people .... I kind of hate calling people other than my closest friends. I heard Keira Knightley once say that she doesn't like that people can always reach her on her mobile/cell and I have to agree.
neko neko 8 years
Wow. I text, at a maximum, of 20 times per day. That includes texting friends, twitter updates and any other services that require text check-ins, etc.
smackthepony smackthepony 8 years
I text too much for my wallets liking.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Usually about ten...depends if I have plans on seeing that person later or not...
chow chow 8 years
i always tell people to just call me. i get irritated when people text me. i hate when people text things like "hey what's up?" the few times i dont mind texting is for times when talking is not possible.. say, in class, or a meeting, etc or for information i probably wont remember .. like directions or phone numbers or something.
Daethian Daethian 8 years
I text a lot. I have to have unlimited texting on my Blackberry or I go over! Now I rarely actually talk on the phone. My minutes roll over every month. There are days when I probably send 100 messages, but the average day is over 40.
Gennifur Gennifur 8 years
40+ depending on the day. I text a lot. I hardly even talk on my phone anymore. But I do not text while driving.. Very dangerous indeed.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Depends on the day, but usually 30-40. I heard this story on the news this morning and I was floored. That is an insane amount of text messages!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
10-20 on average, some days are more and then some days I don't text at all.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I send a lot. One month my total sent and received was over 10,000. I'm really glad I have unlimited texts! :)
birkinbabe birkinbabe 8 years
on average about 20-40 a day.. but the past 2 weeks I've sent over a 1000 already
princess23 princess23 8 years
since november 18th 2008 to jan 15th 2009 i hav sent 5182 text messages....i love unlimited texting:D
ilysespieces ilysespieces 8 years
i just checked, i'm 12 days into my billing cycle and i have 3543 texts. usually i average about 5000 a month.
tinabeena2009 tinabeena2009 8 years
10 to 20/day.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
I would have nothing to say! 400 messages per day, seriously how? 2-10 usually is enough for me. Not every day tho
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
on a average day 20-30 but then I have some days (like today) where I don't communicate with ppl at all.
devils devils 8 years
One to two, unless I catch someone who is available and we start having a full blown conversation haha
Calekey Calekey 8 years
It varies day to day.... alll of the people i know txt instead of calling... which i get but meh..
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
None. I have only text messaged about 20 times in four years.
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