The first text message was sent 20 years ago today. That makes it quite old doesn’t it?
Most people wouldn’t be able to imagine a time when text messages didn’t exist and certainly wouldn’t be able to manage without them.
According to Ofcom, the average number of texts that each of us sends in a week in the UK is 50, but 12-15 year olds send an average of 193 texts every week!
I don’t send anything like that many, so someone else must be using mine!
I find them useful as I can send one late at night when a phone call is out of the question or contact someone who’s out when I can’t get them on their landline.
It’s nice when I feel my bag vibrate and hear the beep-beep, beep-beep and I know I’ve got a message.
The only problem with them is that sometimes they take hours – or even days – to arrive so you can’t rely on them for urgent messages. I wonder where they go in the meantime?!