Did you know its been 19 years since the very first text message was sent? It’s true, the first text message was sent on December 03, 1992 to Richard Jarvis from Neil Papworth, who sent the message using his personal computer. The text message read “Merry Christmas”.
Sending a text message is now as popular as making calls for those with a SMS-capable phone. The graphic below from Tatango highlights some of the important statistics and milestones in the history of text messaging including:
* 35 – The average number of text messages sent per month by Americans in 2000.
* 357 - The average number of text messages sent per month by Americans in 2011.
* 200,052 – The record for most text messages sent and received in a single month.
* $585 billion – Revenue generated from text messages by wireless carriers.