SMS and mobiles: Did you know that…?

Topic: Esendex news

A recent infographic published by MBA Online revealed fascinating insights into the use of SMS and mobile phones across the globe.
The research found that worldwide up to 4.2 billion people send text messages on a daily basis, which is equivalent to 3 out of 5 people currently living on the planet. Surprisingly, this figure is the same as the total world population as it stood in 1975. ‘Texters’ also exceed the number of Google monthly users four-fold and the number of Facebook users five-fold.
In the three-year period from 2007 to 2010, the number of SMS messages sent worldwide grew by a staggering 338%, bringing the total number of texts sent per second to 193,430 in 2010.
Overall, SMS is the most used data service in the world. Mobile phones are also the number 1 selling electronic product in the world, regardless of the country or continent.
In fact, data from the research shows that up to 48 million people living in developing countries own mobile phones. Despite many lacking electricity in their homes – those living in developing countries often turn to car batteries to charge their devices.
By the end of 2012, it is expected that 1.7 billion people will own a mobile phone, but not a bank account. In African countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Mozambique, Rwanda or Burundi, the number of mobile phone subscriptions is already outpacing bank accounts.
Mobile phones and SMS are continually changing the way people live and interact with each other. With SMS and mobile usage growing at such a rapid pace worldwide, the years ahead are sure to see these figures growing further.

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