Text messaging: How many times a day do you do it?

May 7, 2007 by Dylan Tweney

Americans send about 20 billion text messages per month, according to a cell phone industry group that has apparently counted them all. Sound like a lot? That’s only 85 messages per month per cell phone subscriber, or not quite 3 per day.

By comparison, Korean teenagers are sending an average of 2,000 messages per month — 60 per day.

How many text messages do you send in a day?

33 Responses to “Text messaging: How many times a day do you do it?”

  1. I typically sent about 10-15 SMSes/day.

    My brother-in-law’s 11 year old kid told me that I was too old to text (I’m pushing 40).

    About ten of my daily SMSes are for weather and stock quotes.

  2. Jonathan says:

    I text 0 times per day, and find my cell phone way too expensive as it is. :)

    However, I’m still finding your website interesting!

  3. adrian oh says:

    i text about 20~40 times per day. consider pretty normal for my country (Malaysia) ppl. Somehow asian are more “crazy” over this SMS thing, they would text almost everything, even “OK” as a reply.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I actually send close to 100-300 texts per day (so that would be 200 to 600 texts total– sent and received).. may seem like alot but im a texting kind of person.. hate to talk on the phone, and texting lets you be more connected.. plus with a qwerty keyboard on my phone, its easier than calling the person

  5. Anonymous says:

    I probably text maybe 1000 in and 1000 out a day. so 2000 total.
    But hey, im 14 years old, teenager, Textaholic, What am i to do.

  6. mike paahana says:

    is da best way to comunikate without getting busted

  7. Anonymous says:

    Teen text queen here. I text who knows how many a day…enough where I have to daily delete my inbox lol But text is good n bad. Simple msgs throughout the day can be uplifting however discussing important issues in txt is not a GOOD IDEA!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I send/receive 125/day. Now that I think about it, that doesn’t seem like very many. I took that number from an average based on my monthly numbers of 3700+. I need to work on that. I love texting.. very rarely do I talk on the phone.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mt kid(17 year old girl) set a new record last month with a total of 10,756 text messages. She is a honor student top 10% of class so it has not affected her in any negative that I can see.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I usally text and 50 to 100 messages a day and so I get about 2,000 texts per month. Not alot but o well

  11. Anonymous says:

    My son is texting 500 a day 15,000 a month he is a good student but i think this is a problem, parents give me your feedback, iknow what the teenagers will say. my son is 16. Great kid, but this texting is a problem.

  12. Anonymous says:

    My sister(16 years old) text messaged over 23,000 times in one month. I believe she has set some type of record.

  13. Ariel says:

    I use about 4500 text messages a month so thats about 150 a day and thats only sms I have a sidekick so I IM on yahoo, msn, and AIM all day.

  14. Cap says:

    Last month I texted 3,400 so that’s like an average of 109 ish/day? It really isn’t all that much , just an extra $20/month for unlimited, since the highest my provider offers is 1,500, except for unlimited.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Probably like 300-500. But that’s mostly during school when I don’t want to get busted in class.
    During weekends or summer I prefer calling, unless I’m talking to multiple people.

  16. Anonymous says:

    i text about an average of 14,000 text messages a month. so thats like 451 – 466 a day?

  17. Anonymous says:

    what did you lot do before texting was around??????
    Are these texts factual or just general chit chat???

    at 10 seconds a text – texting 1000 a day thats almost 3 hours!!!
    What a waste of time….

  18. Anonymous says:

    i texted a total of 16,000 texts last month so my mom put a limit on my text messages so i can only have 5,000 txts a month. if you calculate that, that’s only me sending 2500 a month, which in reality isn’t that many texts. if you calculated the 16,000 txts a month that’s about 533 texts a day which is only me sending 266 per day…thats only me sending about 11 texts per hour……..not bad. now i can only send about 161 texts a day…about 6 per hour.

  19. Anonymous says:

    ii usually text about 300 a day. :) last month ii made 8.796 messages a month. thank qod ii have unlimited text haha

  20. Anonymous says:

    hi, very interesting to get some feedback from texter’s :)

    we’ve made a website to help you texting more: http://www.gratisms.eu

  21. Anonymous says:

    my daughter can send up to 14,000 a month, and almost 500 day, depending on what mood she’s in, they are unlimited so i see it isnt a problem. she also is a college freshman doing very well.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I send about 500 text messages a day which is 15,000 a month

  23. Anonymous says:

    about 200 sent but i recieve around 600

  24. Anonymous says:

    im 12 and i send like 20 or 30 a day bacause i hae a messing plan

  25. Anonymous says:

    If you don't have a text messaging plan, you can send free ones from http://www.fivedigittext.com. The person receiving the message would get their normal charges. If you create an account, you can even receive replies and save numbers for future use.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I text a little over 100 a day

  27. Anonymous says:

    I find it hard to physically text a lot. Can you ask your readers what phones they are using?

  28. Anonymous says:

    i prob do about hmm…… mayb uhh like 350 sent and 400 recievd in a day tops i guess…

  29. jade says:

    haha you guys are funny i send so many txts a day i can beat the record in an hour! lmfao i dont quit txtn ever

  30. Eliza says:

    Wow i send litterally 2,000 a day
    Then again i text about 5-15 people contantly so its like 200 per person and its mostly nonsense inside jokes.

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