Telstra has found that Australians are texting and calling more despite the rise of social networking applications on their mobile phones.The company has found that in 2009/10, Telstra customers sent 9.39 billion text messages.
“That’s more than 3 times the volume sent by Telstra customers just 5 years ago. This means Telstra customers, on average, sent around 25.7 million text messages every day over the past year,” said the company.
In addition, Telstra found that Aussies are talking more on their mobile phones compared to last year. Mobile voice minutes were up 4.7 per cent with Telstra customers making 11.5 billion minutes worth of calls in 2009/10 (from 11,005 in 2009).
Finally, the company also said that 1.65 million Telstra customers are now using mobile broadband devices to work where they want and there are now more than 1.6 million smartphones connected on Telstra’s network.