Britons are now sending more than one billion text messages per week according to the latest figures from the Mobile Data Association (MDA).
Some 4.825bn texts were sent in September 2007, equivalent to 4,000 every second.
“It has exceeded our forecasts quite significantly,” said Mike Short, head of the MDA.
“BCZ PPL ALWYS MSG, O2 & Vfone R LOL” said a media expert, “IMO PPL TXT MSG B COS THY R 2 BLUD E LZY”.
I’ve only ever received one text. It was from the wife:
“WHN U GT HOME U CAN GET YR HNDS ON MY WB & U CAN HOT W!”
I walked home as quickly as I could and flung open the front door, only to be handed the washing basket so that I could hang out the washing.
I don’t bother with a mobile ‘phone at all now.