In the UK it's good to talk, but better to text

In 2011 mobile phone calls declined for the first time ever but 150 billion texts were sent.

Latest research from Ofcom reveals that people in the UK are now more likely to text than they are to make a phone call.

Summary of findings (2011):

  • 47% of research participants made a daily mobile call
  • 58% sent text messages every day
  • Number of mobile phone calls has dropped for the first time - by 1%
  • Overall time spent on phone calls has dropped by 5%
  • On average, UK consumers are sending 50 texts per week

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