UK Mobile Phone Users Send On Average 200m Texts Per Day

A report produced by the Mobile Data Association showed that Britons are still very much in love with texting as the number of text sent over the past year rose by 30 percent.

More than 1.4 billion messages are sent weekly in the UK and still contributes substantially to the revenue pie of mobile operators; the 140-character text or SMS is simpler and cheaper to put in place than voice communication that requires more bandwidth and complex infrastructures.

The Association also found out that many users were sending snaps to their friends back home from their holidays abroad and nationwide, around 1.5 million photo messages are sent on a daily basis.

A related survey by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy found out that an increasing number of young people are suffering from sore thumbs (or thumbatitis as some would put it).

Other symptoms include aches and strains which would normally be affecting workers suffering from RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury).

Back in May, a researcher at the University of Leicester found out that the average price per megabyte using the cost of an SMS as a benchmark, was £374.49; In comparison, mobile broadband cost as little as £5 per Gigabyte.

This has already prompted the European Commission to look into capping the price of sending texts within European countries.