BBC NEWS | Technology | Text message record smashed again: "UK mobile owners continue to break records with their text messaging, with latest figures showing that 26 billion texts were sent in total in 2004.
The figures collected by the Mobile Data Association (MDA) showed that 2.4 billion were fired off in December alone, the highest monthly total ever.
That was 26% more than in December 2003. The records even surpassed the MDA's own predictions, it said.
Every day 78 million messages are sent and there are no signs of a slow down."