Texting: The most popular communication methods in the world

Here is another interesting  survey Mashable has put together that illustrates the trends and averages for texting in the United States and around the world.

As for the stat shown for Philippines, there should be no surprise there. With all the telcos offering unlimited SMS in prepaid plans as well as postpaid one in the country, this is expected. Their nation still remains the texting / SMS capital of the world.

There shouldn’t be any surprise about the use of texting in other countries compare to the U.S either. Majority of their people relay on texting as the communications vehicle. The cost of voice vs. text disproportionately high in many countries.  The US mobile model initially adopted centered voice-centric communications – maybe the lack of infrastructure required? Hopefully, the WiMAX infrastructure Sprint Nextel has put together changes all this.

Wow! chicks text at an average of 100 texts/day!! What the hell do they possibly discuss via text? I thought to love yapping more. Certainly, they are loved by the carriers.

Anyway, go through it and let us know where do you fit in?

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

4 Responses to Texting: The most popular communication methods in the world

  1. Diane Noboa says:

    This is great info Elias, this is a trend worth following. Im in Ecuador now and the most common way to communicate is BB chat and phone text, its cheaper than calling…and hey, nice pic you posted for the article…keep up the good work my friend, take care

  2. Elias Shams says:

    How is life down there? It can’t be better than DC. Let me know once in town again.

    yeah, when it comes to telcos, I think Ecuador falls under the same category as Philippines – very cheap doing texting.

    As for the photo, hey, it’s in my DNA. I can’t help it 🙂

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