England's World Cup campaign skyrockets text messaging

Mobile phones

Last month saw record figures for text messaging as the World Cup got under way and we all agonised with England.

On average, 112 million SMS’s were sent every day during June, putting the monthly total at 3.37 billion.

The Mobile Data Association measured the message counts on 15th June (England v T&T) and 1st July (England v Portugal), where 140 million texts had been sent on each, second only to the 165 million sent on New Year’s Day this year.

Shame we can’t see the contents of some of those texts. I wonder what the key words were? Predictive text getting stuck on ‘Ronaldo’?


Andy Merrett
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