A Texting Society
November 10, 2010 by admncc
Yesterday, I almost fell out of my chair when my friend showed me her niece’s cell phone bill from last month. The most notable portion of the bill was the amount of text messages that were sent. The 17-year-old niece sent 11,799 text messages in one 30-day cycle. Here’s a copy of the bill to prove it.
Now…there are 43,200 minutes in a 30 days. And she sent 11,799 messages. That averages out to a text message being sent every three to four minutes. And take into account that this girl is in high school and most schools are cracking down on texting in class. Plus, I assume that she has to sleep…at least a little bit…at some point or another. So that means the after-school and weekend texting was occurring more than every three minutes.
Do you want to know the kicker? Apparently this was a low month – as far as the number of text messages she had sent. At least she has an “unlimited” texting plan, or else the bill would have been $2,949.75.
Last night, out of pure morbid curiosity, I checked my Verizon Wireless account to see how many text messages I sent last month. It was 322, and to me, that seems like a lot…
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