76.4: Percentage of US cell phone subscribers use text messaging.
72: Percentage of all teens who are text-messagers.
51: Percentage of all teens who were text-messagers in 2006.
2/3: Fraction of teen texters who say they are more likely to use their cell phones to text their friends than talk to them to them by cell phone.
50: Percentage of teens send 50 or more text messages per day.
80: Average number of texts teen girls send per day.
30: Average number of texts teen boys send per day.
40: Percentage of women who describe themselves as ‘mainly texter’.
30: Percentage of men who describe themselves as ‘mainly texter’.
42: Percentage of 18-34 year olds with cell phones who said they were interested in receiving alerts on their cell phones from places they frequent.
33: Percentage of 35-44 year olds with cell phones who said they were interested in receiving alerts on their cell phones from places they frequent.
26: Percentage of all consumers who use text messaging who say they have opted in to receive text message marketing messages.
25: Percentage of women who engage in TV voting via text.
14: Percentage of men who engage in TV voting via text.
15: Percentage of teens who say they have received a sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude image of someone they know by text.
26: Percentage of U.S. teens ages 16-17 who admit to have texted while driving.
More than 822 billion: Number of text messages sent and received on carriers networks during the last half of 2009 (That’s almost 5 billion per day).
Around 9.3 Billion: Number of MMS (multi-media messages) messages reported for the last half of 2008.
More than 24.2 Billion: The number of MMS messages reported for the last half of 2009.
80: Percentage of all ages who said they thought they would get a quicker response from a text than from an email or voicemail.
22: Percentage of U.S. cell phone owners who donated to Haiti earthquake relief who did so via text message.
Photo Credit: ydhsu