October text stats show we're more in love with SMS

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smsenvelope.jpgDespite all the latest gizmos and attachments for mobile phones, latest statistics show that we’re still a nation of text addicts.

October set a new record, with 3.8 billion texts sent, with texts rising steadily month-on-month since May.

It’s up 27% on October last year, and up 100 million from last month.

In August, the Mobile Data Association predicted that 40 billion texts would be sent this year, and these stats suggest that will be surpassed.

Andy Merrett