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Average mobile phone user will send 2 million words via text in their lifetime

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Average mobile phone user will send 2 million words via text in their lifetime
Think about how many texts you send out a day. Now think about how many words you write on each text. A new study reveals that the average mobile phone owner will send 2 million words via text message during his or her life. The research,which was done by Net Voucher Codes, discovered that an average Joe sends 4 texts a day, each containing 20 words. That works out to 30,000 words sent by SMS in an average year.

If someone started texting in their mid teens until the time they were 80, that would work out to 1,993,200 words sent out using the SMS system. Some might think that texting would slow down as people approach an older age, but Net Voucher Codes says that since current adults in their 20's are the first to grow up with mobile phones, the passion to text should continue even when these people turn 80.

The report adds that the younger generation, getting used to instant communication, will probably be even more attached to texting. And keep in mind that the 2 million figure is an average. You might know some people who text 2 million words in a year.

source: Metro, Sify via Textually.org

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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:00

1. Sauce (unregistered)


Meanwhile in Africa

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:11 2

2. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


And yet another meaningless statistic...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:25

3. Jack58221 (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


sounds a little low... I've been happy abusing unlimited texting since the 90's

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:37

5. Jack58221 (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


just did rough math and I am almost half way there on the number of texts alone. if I average 3 words per text I am already over that. it looks sad, but most of it is texting because of work. come to think of it I know 3rd graders as the school I work at who will be at 2 mill before they graduate.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:13

10. andynaija (Posts: 456; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Third graders shouldn't even have phones!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:27 5

4. jsobotka (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)


August 6, 1988:
BREAKING NEWS:

A recent study shows that the average person will mail 10,000 letters in their lifetime. Some might think that sending letters would slow down as people approach an older age, but the study says that since current adults in their 20's use the US Postal Service the most, the passion to send letters should continue even when these people turn 80 around the year 2040.

Hmmm....

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 20:29

8. tbacba (Posts: 58; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I was thinking the same thing. I doubt ANYONE will be sending text messages in 50 years. Communicating in some way, yes, but not texting.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 22:48

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2123; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You just nailed it, guy. +100

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:39 2

6. Jack58221 (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


in other breaking news, a man in North Dakota lost his shoes.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 13:17 1

7. omar98 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


I have 40000 messages sent in 4 months which is actually 10000 messages a month which is 120000 a year .. And thats just whatsapp!! .. The numbers in this article are seriously screwed

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