Canadians Ramping Up With Texting

If you had to ballpark it, how many text messages would you say Canadians send out yearly? The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that Canadians sent out a total of 78 billion in 2011. That’s about 2,500 text messages for every second last year. This represents a 40 percent increase from 2010, when nearly 56.4 […]

Canadians sent 18 billion text messages in first three months of 2011

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), a trade organization representing the wireless industry in Canada, reports that Canadians sent 18 billion person-to-person text messages in the first three months of 2011.

The number of text messages sent during the first quarter of 2011 was 10% higher than the 16.4 billion text messages sent in final three quarter of 2010 and more than 25% higher than the 14.2 billion text messages sent in the third quarter of 2010.

What is a Short Code?

Short codes are special telephone numbers which have been created by the wireless phone industry and are often the source of considerable confusion among new wireless subscribers.

As their name implies, Short codes are significantly shorter – usually 5 or 6 digits – than a regular telephone numbers. They are widely used by the wireless industry for value-added services such as television program voting, ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services.

Canadians sent 56 Billion texts in 2010

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), a trade organization representing the wireless industry in Canada, has released some interesting findings about texting in Canada.

The group says Canadians sent 16.4 billion person-to-person text messages in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 15 percent increase over the 14.2 billion text messages sent in Q3 in the previous quarter.