568 Text Messages per Month
Mobile data service revenues grew by 27% from quarter 3, 2008 to quarter 3, 2009 to a total of $11.3 billion
in the United States. Growth by quarter was up 5%, according to a study by Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Benefiting most from the increase was Verizon and AT&T which garnered 80% of the increase. In fact, Verizon is the second largest producer of mobile data service revenue in the world behind only Japan’s DoCoMo. In the United States, Verizon and AT&T now have 68.5% of the US market for mobile data and 61.5% of the subscribers.
Another interesting point of the study is that the average amount of messages sent per month per consumer in the USA has now reached 568 messages. That is a 4% increase from last quarter. The world leader in text messages sent per subscriber is the Phillipines.