More Impressive Text Message Usage Figures…

The blog over at CellItMarketing had an interesting post the other day about the staggering amounts of text messages sent and received recently, and how they compare to only a year ago. Verisign’s Networks alone sent more than 43 billion text messages in the first...

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The blog over at CellItMarketing had an interesting post the other day about the staggering amounts of text messages sent and received recently, and how they compare to only a year ago.

Verisign’s Networks alone sent more than 43 billion text messages in the first three months of the year, representing an average of 476 million messages per day. Although not really surprising given the mobile marketing boom over the last few years, this represented a 150% increase over the same quarter in 2007. They also reported that they sent 538 million messages on Valentines day alone, and that’s just one network!

AT&T announced that during American Idol, they generated 78 million text messages over the season, completely shattering last year’s tally of 64.5 million. Verizon Wireless, not to be left out, also announced a record of 58 million messages sent during the first quarter of 2008.  This probably won’t surprise many people, especially those who’ve predicted and taken advantage of this rapid growth from the beginning.

The number of SMS/MMS-based startups in recent years shows the increased need for services that utilize this rapidly growing communication platform. Everything from selling real estate to emergency response has been effected and enhanced by utilizing SMS.

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