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Number of text messages sent in the U.S. 2004-2014

This statistic shows mobile messaging volumes in the U.S. for selected years between 2004 and 2014. In 2010, approximately 2,109 billion messages were sent in total, up from 56 billion in 2004.

U.S. mobile messaging volumes - additional information

A total of around 2.2 trillion text messages were sent in the United States in 2012, marking an almost tenfold increase on the figure from 2006. A further 74 million MMS messages were sent in the country in 2012, an increase from 3 million in 2006. In 2013, the United States was the country with the highest average number of text messages sent per month and per mobile connection. Over 460 messages were sent monthly per mobile connection in the United States, in comparison to 188 in the United Kingdom and 122 in Germany.

The most active age group for sending and receiving text messages in the United States were those aged 18 to 29, as 97 percent of respondents said that they did use mobile messaging in 2013. By comparison, only 35 percent of those aged 65 and older said that they used their mobile phone for text messaging in 2013.

Rather than using a mobile phone’s integrated text messaging service, many users are opting for third party apps to communicate. As of January 2015, mobile messaging service WhatsApp had around 700 million monthly active users, marking double the amount of users it had in October 2013. Within the U.S. market, iOS and Android users spent a total of 680 million minutes on WhatsApp in February 2013, with those aged between 25 and 34 years most likely to use the service in 2014.

Mobile messaging volumes in the U.S. from 2004 to 2014

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Release date

December 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2004 to 2014

Supplementary notes

Note: Figures for the USA include push-to-text.

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