Virgin Mobile Canada Predicts a Record Holiday Season for Text Messaging

December 22, 2009
TORONTO, Dec. 22 - Warning! The sound of Santa's sleigh bells will be drowned out by the tapping of mobile phone keypads this Christmas with a record 200 million text messages expected to be sent on Christmas Day and an even bigger number for New Year's Eve, according to Virgin Mobile Canada.

One of the main reasons for the growth in texting this year, according to Virgin Mobile, is the growing popularity of mobile phones designed for text-lovers with full QWERTY keyboards, which make typing a text message easier than eating a turkey!

"Text message traffic will peak on New Year's Eve," added Baines. "We're expecting our biggest day for text message traffic on Dec 31st with more than 225 million text messages being sent across Canada."

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