Verizon subscribers fire off 10 billion SMS messages in June

Fingers are busy over at Verizon Wireless where it is being reported that subscribers fired off and received some 10 billion SMS messages in June -- think unlimited messaging is catching on? Another finger-mangling figure saw 200 million Multimedia Messages (MMS) sent in the same period. Those are pretty mind-numbing numbers and are allegedly up 100 percent over September 2006's 5 billion mark. We love it, so congrats Verizon typists, keep sending those missives of love, drink invites, and requests to walk dogs and we'll see if we can best that record in another few months.


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