Germans outed as text maniacs

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A new report by the Global System for Mobile Communications has crowned the Germans as the world’s top texters. Apparently they send in the region of 200 million messages a day – three times more than the second place Finns. Here’s the photographic proof that even the country’s chancellor Gerhard Schroeder enjoys a good text.

In spite of David Beckham’s best efforts the UK could only finish a disappointing third with around 70 million texts a day.

Apparently it is the former East Germans who have the nimblest thumbs in Europe. According to the report many don’t have landlines and rely on their mobiles. They obviously prefer texting over voice as it is cheaper.

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