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China tops the average number of text messages sent in the world

If you consider yourself a "heavy" text user, you might be interested to know that cell phone users in China sent 429 billion text messages last year, or the equivalent of 967 text messages per user.

If you consider yourself a "heavy" text user, you might be interested to know that cell phone users in China sent 429 billion text messages last year, or the equivalent of 967 text messages per user.

As an aside, India added more mobile subscribers (150 million) in the same year than Britain has in total (70 million), which is just mind-boggling. And yet just 14 percent of the Indian popular have a mobile connection, so we've not heard the last of them yet.

According to ZDNet News:

The findings were part of the research included in the Ofcom "International Communications Report," which looked at the $1.78 trillion global television, radio, and telecommunications sector in 2006 to analyze growing trends.

You might want to check out the International Communications Report if television, radio, and broadband are your cup of tea.

Well, it's nice to know that my text usage is actually just "average" in China. Oh wait, that's the average total messages sent per year, not per month... sigh.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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