Text Message Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: CTIA, Nielsen
Research Date: March 17th, 2015

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS). Standard SMS messaging uses 140 bytes (octets) per message, which translates to 160 characters. Questions: What is the total number of text messages sent each day? How many text messages are sent every year?

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DateNumber of Text Messages Sent Each Month
June 2014561,000,000,000
June 2013498,000,000,000
June 2012423,000,000,000
June 2011367,000,000,000
June 2010247,000,000,000
June 2009161,000,000,000
June 200875,000,000,000
June 200745,000,000,000
June 200612,500,000,000
June 20057,250,000,000
June 20042,860,000,000
June 20031,200,000,000
June 2002930,000,000
June 200133,000,000
June 200012,000,000
DateAverage Texts Per Month Per Subscriber
2014491
2013477
2012458
2011432
2010404
2009389
2008357
2007218
2006108
200562
DemographicsData
Total number of text message enabled users129.8 million
Median age of text message user38
Percent male49 %
Age 18-2419 %
Age 25-3424 %
Age 35-5422 %
Age 45-5419 %

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