According to the UN Telecommunications Agency almost 200,000 text messages are sent every second.
The International Telecommunication Union reports that:
- In 2007 a total of 1.8 trillion SMSs were sent.
- In 2010 the total number of SMSs sent was an astounding 6.1 trillion.
- The revenues from SMSs generate a whopping 14,000 dollars (10,050 euros) every second and 812,000 dollars every minute.
- Users in the Philippines and the United States were among the most prolific, accounting for 35 percent of all text messages sent in 2009.