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Texting becomes more popular than talking in Britain, average Briton sends 50 texts a month

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Texting becomes more popular than talking in Britain, average Briton sends 50 texts a month
We’ve heard a couple of times in one form or another for the United States and now it’s growing into Europe - we’re calling less, and exchanging direct communication for texts and social networking. At least that’s the conclusion at which British communications regulator Ofcom arrived at in its annual report after surveying UK citizens.

The youngest crowd including people from 16 to 24 leads the way and is the first switching to more text and social networking interaction. What’s really interesting though is that the average Briton sends 50 texts each week, or more than 7 text messages per day.

Also, tablet adoption has really picked up recently and from 2% last year, now 11% to 12% of people in the UK own a tablet. That’s probably even faster than the smartphone adoption. In the UK, two out of five adults own a smartphones and a record 49% of people are now on contracts. For the first time, more than a half of all phone calls were made on a mobile phone as opposed to a stationary one.

Britons spends an average hour and a half in social networks each week, The whole Ofcom report is full of interesting facts, so you can check it all out at the source below.

source: Ofcom via BBC

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posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:25 1

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Only 50? Last time I checked my bill I sent 10,000 per month...

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:28

2. script_writer (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


This is so true. More so amongst younger people. The only time i call people on my phone is when i need contact somebody who cant recieve texts (landline numbers) or trying to contact people who simply dont know how to text. (Like my parents)

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:30

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1337; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


god my family plan did about 20,000 last month lol

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:46 3

4. Atlas (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Its actually 200 average per month texts in Britain, I was watching the news and it came on.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:23 1

5. mas11 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Wow that's nothing, I send thousands every month.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:57 1

6. rallyguy (Posts: 516; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Does above proof read anymore?

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 16:23

7. DreamHunter (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Hi there. People send texts everyday, but the texting become more advanced. Using 3rd party apps like whatsapp,viber etc. The tablet growth is amazing. Tablets are getting more and more popular. Here is an interesting graphic that shows the time people spend on their tablets a day -http://social-mobile-web-business-conference.com/key-platforms-included/social-media-training-engaging-sustainable-content-strategies/4837-2/
People spend 2+ hours a day on tablet at least.
Greetings to all.

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