Issue #2003 - 09
SMS Growth Continues
SMS users to reach 1.36 billion by 2006 (study)
SMS to rocket 1000% in China
1.3 billion SMS sent in December - UK record smashed again
75 billion SMS worldwide in Q1
European SMS bubble ready to burstIreland - Mobile Subscribers send more than 500 million text messages
SMS in Australia hits 250 million in July
- SMS usage up 45%, ARPU down 9% (Telefonica)
China Mobile users send 80 billion SMS
1 billion SMS a day during Chinese New Year
SMS.AC polls show text use broadening in 2003
- 430.8 Billion Mobile Messages Sent in 2002
Source: Wireless World Forum
For more information: http://www.w2forum.com
MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: There
is only one lesson from these random SMS statistics from W2Forum,
especially those from China i.e. if service is inexpensive or
if it saves consumers some
money to communicate, they will go for it. SMS is simple and
inexpensive. It will continue to have value for ordinary users.
Brevity, as compared to verbose conversations, has some intuitive
guessing which many like. Plus SMS carries
high profit margin for carriers.
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