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Stats:

  • Canadians sent 23 billion person-to-person text messages in Q3 2013, which represents an average of about 250 million messages per day.
  • Total text messages sent in 2012 numbered 96.5 billion, up from the 78 billion messages sent in 2011.

  • In Q3 2013, MMS messages sent totaled 316 million. As of September 2013, Canadians are sending an average of 3.5 million MMS messages per day.
  • Total person-to-person MMS messages sent in 2012 numbered 637 million, up from the 327 million MMS messages sent in 2011.

  • Canadians sent and received a total of 697 million text messages using Common Short Codes in Q3 2013.
  • A total of 2.4 billion Common Short Code messages were sent and received by Canadians in 2012.
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Mobile Originated Text Messages in Canada - Quarterly (2006-2013)
year Mobile Originated Text Messages in Canada - Yearly (2002-2012)

 

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Marc Choma, Director Communications.
613-233-4888 x207
613-233-2032
mchoma@cwta.ca