Forget all the other forms of mobile messaging, such as BBM or Twitter, Canadians still love to text. An email we received from the CWTA shows that 2011 was a banner year for texting in Canada – a total of 78 billion text messages were sent. This is an increase from 56.4 billion in 2010, or a 27.7% increase.
Last December the CWTA reported that Canadians sent 57 billion text messages during the first 3 quarters, which means that Q4 was huge with 28 billion texts. In December alone there was 7 billion texts, or “approximately 227 million messages per day.” As for picture/video messaging, this stat also increased in 2011 to a total of 326.7 million MMS messages.
Solid stats and sure doesn’t look like texting is going to slow down anytime soon.