New record of SMS sent to the new year


This year again, wishes for the New year did not fail to be sent by SMS anywhere in the France. The count is not finished but it appears already that the record of 930 million messages sent last year at the same time will be beaten.

Over the period of the early hours of January 1, 2012, it is is exchanged 305 million SMS on the networks of mobile operators Orange and SFR, against 254 million last year, note the AFP, which did not yet have figures for Bouygues Telecom on this time.

20% of exchanges and more
The peak of shipments logically took place shortly after midnight, with 122 million SMS exchanged on the Orange network between 9: 00 pm on December 31 and 2: 00 January 1, an increase of 19% from last year and with a record of 27 000 messages sent at 00: 02.

SFR claims for its part 183 million SMS exchanged December 31 (against 152 million last year, or 20% better) and a peak at 32 000 short message at 12: 01 am. The operator has reckoned 59 million SMS sent between 23 h 45 and 00 h 45, or 18% better than last year at the same time.

Now to see if the billion SMS exchanged new year greetings will be reached this year.


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