US: More Text Messages Than Phone Calls
American cell phone users are sending more text messages than they are making phone calls, according to a Nielsen Mobile survey. For the second quarter of 2008, U.S. mobile subscribers sent and received on average 357 text messages per month, compared with making and receiving 204 phone calls a month (see chart above). In the first quarter of 2006, Americans sent and received 65 text messages per month. The number of messages sent and received today has increased 450%.