World Record texter sent 566,607 messages in one month

World Record texter sent 566,607 messages in one month
So how many texts do you send and receive each month? No matter how high that figure is, there is no way it can come close to the number of texts that Fred Lidgren sends out and gets in. Lidgren holds the world record with 566,607 text messages sent from his handset during a one month period. That comes out to 18,887 daily or 787 per hour or an amazing 13 texts sent each minute. Those figures point to a lot of group texts sent.

To prove that Mr. Lidgren does have titanium thumbs, take a look at the picture of his T-Mobile bill. Unlike most customers of the nation's fourth largest carrier, his invoice doesn't come in the snail mail in an envelope. Nope. His bill arrives by Priority Mail in the form of a large parcel. We're not sure what Mr. Lidgren does for a living, but we would imagine it has something to do with his world record.

source: PPCGeeks

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34 Comments

1. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Mother of Mails

17. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

18,800 messages a day, 786 messages per hour and 13 messages per minute. WOOW.

24. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I'd hate to be one of his friend and see this d**k head is sending me like 100,000 texts a month out of the 566,607.

27. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lol, i made sure not to spam message anyone without permission. i'd hate if someone did that to me. what i ended up doing was having friends putting their phones to silent at night, and letting their phones soak up messages that way without disturbing them. the object was to not impede those helping me out. too bad guiness wont make it official or anything

2. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

That's more than I texted in my lifetime, I think...

13. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Awesome, I said this when I was drunk

21. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Now, is that a fake profile? ^

3. imgod

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

that's insane!!

4. Viktor9

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

He's probably texting like my friend. Message 1: ok, Message2: I will Message 2: meet you Message3: at the Message4: airport Message5: : Message6: )

26. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i did send crap like that haha. it was only for a month though, lotta freakin work. couldn't take calls, my phone kept crashing,, the network kept getting backed up, people would get text messages out of order etc. etc. lol. turned out to be much tougher than i had though. the total bill was over $120,000, but tmobile waived the charge because i was signed up for free text messaging. however, i did have to pay for all of the international text messages that came in and went out because my phone number was posted on the internet for anyone to text and chat during the month. probably should hav restricted it to US only =P the article makes it sound like i do this every month, which would be inhuman, i only did this once. i'd do it again if i was sponsored and had tmobile's written permission to go past 100k messages in a single billing cycle without incurring additional charges. the box said (1/2) on it... idk if there was supposed to be a second box along with it for whatever reason since the whole bill was in the box, but the guys responsible for printing and shipping the bill thought it was a prank from upstairs which made me laugh xD

5. Viktor9

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Six messages in about 20 seconds.

6. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

I wonder what phone he's using and how often does he have to change his phone because the keyboard fails...

28. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i was using a tmobile dash at the time, i still have it, i put it on top of the box of a phone bill they sent me :) i need to frame it lol. i had a few back up phones as well because it would constantly have to reset the windows mobile powered phone since it'd slow down after too many messages and would take days to delete the stored messages. if i did this today, on and android or iphone or similar, it would probably go much smoother, and have gotten a lot closer to the intended goal

7. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think sending text messages to a lot of people will not be a problem if you enroll your contacts into groups. You send only one text to the group and all of them will receive the same text message individually. So in 20 seconds, depending on the number of people you have enrolled in the group, you would have sent so much number of text messages. What intrigues me though is what job does he do that would entail such a lot of texting in one month... maybe he sends out advertisements, or maybe campaign materials?

29. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

it wasn't for a job or for advertising. the article made it sound like i do this every month. i don't, i did this once (well.. this was the second attempt, the first attempt was cut short). my sister however, without going for any record, casually sent and received 38,000 SMS that same month haha. high school girls.... neither of us text anywhere near that much combined anymore now that we're in college

8. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Sorry for double posting, but if he is earnest in paying his monthly bills, maybe TMO should give him an MVC Award? You know, the Most Valuable Customer Award?

9. jim3000gt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

So much for going green. How many trees a year does this clown waste just for his paper bill. T Mo should charge him for billing and shipping. No wonder they want to keep raising the rates and it only hurts us that hardly use the services. I pay 30 a month for about 100 text on my family plan and he send 1/2 mil for same price.

15. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

you do pay 1.99 a month for paper billing.

16. jim3000gt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Bet it cost way more then that to send his bill.

30. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i think paper billing was free back then when i did this in 09 i think it was, after i heard that post about some 14 year old with 14,000 SMS and scoffed at how he got recognition for such an easily breakable number.

20. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm sure TMO makes money from this Lidgren guy otherwise all that texting would already have been throttled by the carrier. Also, I'm sure this guy is not sending out that much text messages for the fun of it. I'm sure he earns money from it all. So it's a win-win situation for TMO and this Mr. Lidgren. But one of the posts that makes sense is the suggestion that he be enrolled in paperless billing.

31. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i am now =P

10. SleepingOz unregistered

SMS BOMBER!

11. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

how does he eat ... sleep ? Bathe ? work ?

32. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i'm an MMO gamer.. what are these eat.. sleep.. and bathe actions you speak of? =P

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I don't even send that amount of SMS per year

14. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Can't this guy enroll in paperless billing so there isn't such a waste of paper? He actually seems like a douche bag.

33. SoFredUp

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

thanks bud..

18. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

bulk SMS sender? anyone?

19. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Yeah, a paper bill that size DOES = douche bag.

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