It's 2017, and SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting?
by Daniel Petrov / Dec 11, 2017, 7:42 AM
The rest is history, and, contrary to popular belief, the switch to iMessage, WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, Viber and the like, hasn't put much of a dent on the increase of the number of text messages sent in the US each year, as you can see in the graph below, courtesy of Statistic Brain:
That is why we were curious to hear whether you still text instead of chat, now that 2017 is closing to an end. Teens have been compulsive texters for a while now, sending sometimes a hundred messages per day, but these were stats from two or three years ago, and Snapchats may have taken over. So, are you still using text messages, and how frequently you hit your phone's SMS app to shoot those 160 characters of good ol' plain text with no Animoji to spice things up?
SMS messaging turned 25, are you still texting?
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
"Isn't it funny? You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody but a ringing phone has to be answered, doesn't it?" And that's why I rely on texts because you never know if the caller is a sociopath on the other end asking about... "What's your favorite scary movie" and willing to do some nasty stuff! I personally rely on texts 90% of the time. The only time I make a call is when I've something urgent to discuss and need an immediate response which happens quite rarely, thankfully! G'Day!
posted on Dec 11, 2017, 8:01 AM 2
Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
Out of that many number, how many of it is broadcast message from cell provider, ads/promotion from membership, or notification from your bank? I've just checked the source, and it say 12million messages/month at 2000, and it grow 30x from 2001 to 2003. IIRC I get a 3310 at 2000 :D
posted on Dec 11, 2017, 8:24 AM 0
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Handwriting turned 3000, and I'm still writing.
posted on Dec 11, 2017, 8:30 AM 9
Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016
I have a job (salesman) so calling is no.1, mailing no.2 and texting no.5. No Snapchat or similar. But my kids have it, so is more age related here.
posted on Dec 12, 2017, 12:49 AM 0
Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2017
You should consider progressing with the times. Mostly everyone I know will ignore a call if they don't know the number (or sometimes ignore because they DO know the number.) Text messages get your point across better since the person on the receiving end can deal with it on their own time. Theres a reason the stigma with getting cold calls is so negative, that reason is because A.) no one wants to be cold called and B.) no one wants the call at a time they don't want to deal with it.
posted on Dec 12, 2017, 9:58 AM 0
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