Text Messaging Declines in U.S. for First Time, Report Says

In countries around the world, text-message traffic has been shrinking because Internet-powered alternatives are becoming so widely used. American carriers have fought off the decline — until now.For the first time, the American wireless market saw a decline in the total number of messages sent by each customer each month, according to a report published Monday by Chetan Sharma, an independent mobile analyst who is a consultant for wireless carriers. In the third quarter of this year, cellphone owners sent an average of 678 texts a month, down from 696 texts a month in the previous quarter.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/text-messaging-declines-united-states/Also see:US mobile users sending fewer text messages: 678 per month [IDG]
Anyone who finds it hard to believe that the average U.S. mobile subscriber sent 696 text messages per month in the second quarter of this year may be relieved to know that this figure fell to 678 per month in the third quarter.
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9233523/US_mobile_users_sending_fewer_text_messages_678_per_month

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