TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: 7.4 Billion Text Messages on Verizon Last Quarter

7.4 Billion Text Messages on Verizon Last Quarter

Monty Solomon (
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 00:55:26 -0500

TXT Messaging Heats up Verizon Wireless Network on Valentine's Day

Customers Sent 20% More TXT Messages Last Feb. 14

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Love is in the air on
Valentine's Day, and it's also on the Verizon Wireless network. Last
year, star-crossed lovers apparently heated up Verizon Wireless's
nationwide network by sending 20 percent more TXT Messages on
Valentine's Day than any other day in February.

This Feb. 14, lovebirds are expected to heat up the Verizon Wireless
network once again -- sending short messages to stay in touch with
their sweetheart, or to profess their affection, including the tried
and true "I LUV U", "U R MINE", "I M URS", and "XXOO".

And while Valentine's Day may be a popular day for sugary TXT
Messages, it isn't the only day Verizon Wireless customers send TXT
Messages. In the last three months of 2005 alone, Verizon Wireless
customers sent and received an industry-leading 7.4 billion text
messages on the company's nationwide network -- more than any other
U.S. wireless carrier.


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