Frequency of sending or receiving text messages on a mobile phone in the UK 2011-2015

This timeline illustrates the frequency of sending or receiving text messages on a mobile phone in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2015, among adults who use mobile phones. In 2015, 94 percent of respondents reported sending or receiving text messages on a mobile phone at least quarterly.

How often do you send or receive text messages on a mobile phone?*

Less oftenAt least quarterly
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Source

Release date

April 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to October 2015**

Number of respondents

1,520***

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adults who use a mobile phone

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was: "Please tell me from this list, the types of things you use your mobile phone for, and how often you do each." (Prompted responses)
** Previous dates of survey are available from Ofcom.
*** n (2011) = 1,647; n (2012) = 1,608; n (2013) = 1,465; n (2014) = 1,670; n (2015) = 1520.

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