Average cell phone user sends 200 text messages per month!!

So how are your thumbs feeling today? Newsmax is reporting that in 2007, the average cellphone user sent 188 text messages per month, which equals roughly 2,256 texts a year. Sweet mama! Now, obviously this study refers to cellphone users and not smartphone users, which I would assume text far more often.

Does anyone have a rough estimate of how many texts and emails they fire off a month from their BlackBerry? Post a comment and let us know. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming interview with a medical specialist about the hazards of BlackBerry thumb. Seriously.

32 Responses to “Average cell phone user sends 200 text messages per month!!”

  1. 1 Clifford Villeda

    I go over 2500 text a month on my pearl.

  2. 2 Clifford Villeda

    I easily go over 2500 text a month.

  3. 3 MC

    I’m at average 2000 a month

  4. 4 GS

    In the last 15 days (all my bberry goes back to), I’ve received 175 text messages. On average, I respond to virtually every one. So in month, I’d probably be around 700 text’s sent. I do not use texts at all compared to my email, bberry messenger and gchats…. scary how they would translate into texts sent/received….

  5. 5 Bradley

    I used to have a RAZR, I used between 200 and 500 messages a month, incoming and outgoing total.

    Two months ago I got my Curve. Uhm… last month I had around 16,000 text messages on my bill.

    AT&T counts incoming and outgoing texts though (which I’ve always thought was dumb). Also, Twitter can be to blame for much of the text message madness.

  6. 6 Blaine

    Since the 23 of last month I’ve used 2K. I average between 6 and 7K each month. Sometimes more, sometimes a few less. DOH!

  7. 7 Lamar C.

    Blackberry 8703e
    My last bill 2891 incoming, and 2430 outgoing.
    So I’m doing about 5000 give/take a month

  8. 8 Jake

    um… i average about 400 a day or so and ive used up to 12,000 in one month!

  9. 9 Sheena

    I send roughly 10 emails a day and about 20 texts a day. This translates into approximately 900 a month. If you count instant messages… Well then I just don’t know. Its scary to think how dependant I’ve become on my blackberry.

  10. 10 DavidB

    Wow, u guys are SMS fanatics! I receive maybe 100 per month what with weather reports and baseball/football scores. I might send maybe 20?

    Being my whole extended family each has a Blackberry (and the grandparents don’t do SMS) we all use the heck out of BBMessenger.

  11. 11 Flarris.Bueller

    I figure the last printout I really looked into had about 1750/outs. So all total, guesstimate, and just going off that bill….
    Low : 3600 (in/out)
    High : 5200-5500 (in/out)
    Total. Damn, that’s nyce !

  12. 12 addictedtoBB

    Monthly I’m at about 3K and that doesn’t count the endless conversations on my messenger…I’d say they are about 4 times that!!! I am completely addicted! My boyfriend is ready to throw it off a bridge…he woke up and I was on it at 3AM and I thought he may kill me! :) Love my BB!!

  13. 13 Dan

    We are all waaay to addicted to our BBs. Isn’t it great! :-)

    I think smartphone users and teenagers skew the numbers in that NewsMax story though. Think about it, I know tons of people with basic cell phones that never text. It’s rather annoying too when I send a text to them and they get confused. The person doing the math probably just took the number of text messages sent and divided by the number of phones rather than looking at the real math. Oh well, we will keep numbers up for them. :-)

  14. 14 David

    I’m doing around 6k texts each month and about 400 or so emails.. i also notice each month the amount of texts i do goes up a few more hundred…

  15. 15 Steve

    I average between 7,000-8,000 in/out a month on my Curve 8310. I hit over 12,000 in the month of May!

  16. 16 Anthony Papillion

    My entire family and business use BB and we kill text messaging. I do about 14,000 texts per month and close to 3,000 emails. And I have an older BB (7290). Can’t wait to see what happens when I get the Curve next month.

  17. 17 Lisa

    I use about 8,000 in half a month.

  18. 18 Katie.

    I’ve done 15,000 a month and I don’t use email those 15,000 are all text messages
    One of my friends has done about 30,000

  19. 19 Jeezum

    I guess my 15 YO takes the prize w/ a max of 22,000 per month. Yes, we took her phone away.

  20. 20 AlexB

    oh wow… i text about 8000 messages a month. 200??? i would die … texting is my life haha

  21. 21 DavidC

    I cant understand how ppl can send so few txts. I avg about 3500 per month when i am busy (school, work, etc.) and i have yet to see how many for my first month of summer (so far i’m over 3000 and have 2 weeks to go)

  22. 22 Mimsy Wimsy

    I send out almost 5,000 a month…


    I even reached 10,000 a couple of months ago.

    I don’t think I’m a text addict…no, that’s crazy.

  23. 23 mariah

    i got 14,000 sent so far for this month. (new month starts spet 2) its aug 25.

  24. 24 vigu

    in india people used to send / recv messages around 300-500 per day. I’m not joking. Then the provider’s limited the free text to 100/day. Everyone in india will finish their 100 sent messages. when i was in india i used to have 6k sent and 9k rcvd msg/month but now am in canada n i jus get 180 rcvd n 50 sent msgs :(

  25. 25 patrick

    in about 4 months i have sent over 10000 messages so about, 2500 a month haha and i got a slide phone without a keyboard

  26. 26 Brianna

    …..honestly…..im addicted to texting….

    I can easily send 400 a day….

    Last month I used 16,452 messages (incoming and outgoing)
    and this month I only used 11, 433. :)

    Without a keyboard. lol

  27. 27 addicted?

    okay, so i am 18 and i don’t think im addicted. and neither does my girlfriend. but my mom seems to think i am.

    22,000 in/out? it seems like alot, but i don’t feel like i’m texting 24/7. i do it to pass the time.

  28. 28 Blackjack II

    ive got a Blackjack 2 (at&t’s equivalent to the blackberry) and last month i tipped 21,000 txts :D go me! and im only 15 haha. thats an aproximate average of 700 a day (incoming and out)

  29. 29 STevisQwerty8039

    Ha my dad freaked when he saw mt last months bill can u believe it my highest ever of course a whopping 100,902 sent and 100,789 recieved. beat that guys

  30. 30 Jayde

    i think i sent…….100,000 last month……..
    yeah.. um im addicted(:

  31. 31 Kimmy

    That’s it?! I sent 231,879 last month!!
    And, I now pay my own phone bill..My parents couldn’t handle seeing those numbers every month..hahaha..
    A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right?
    P.S. That’s on a freaking razor. hahaha.

  32. 32 kylie

    i have an older phone thats just the 1&$% 2abc 3def 4hig txting so i dont have the full keyboard (yet) and i send about 5ooo or more a month

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