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AT&T releases wireless survey all about love

Brian White

The infiltration of text messaging these days is astounding, and after years of being way behind our European counterparts, us Yanks are mosying up to SMS like never before -- to the tune of billions of text messages a month in the U.S. But let's talk about love -- is it coming into its own regarding the text messaging game? You bet -- and all those XOXOXOXO messages are starting to pop up on more and more phones these days. In fact, 33% of people surveyed say they will communicate with their date or significant other in 2007 via text messages, while is a very decent increase of over 6% from last year. Of course, mobile carriers want to capitalize on this, so at&t wants to know how all those text messages have affected the love lives of all its subscribers -- so it commissioned a survey, naturally. Main survey findings? Well, here's a few highlights: 6% of survey respondents have judged a prospective date based on the phone they use and 8% of this survey's respondents say that they've ended a relationship over rude or offensive "wireless behavior."

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