Mobile phone text and picture messages 'hit record levels'

23 December 2009 — 10:17 AM

Record number of text messages anticipated

Mobile phone text and picture messages may hit record levels this Christmas, the network Orange has suggested.

Used mobile phones could be recycled for cash for those lucky enough to be sending messages from a new handset that they have received this Christmas.

Millions of messages get sent across the network each day and the number of messages sent could see an increase over the festive period.

Last year saw a record number of messages being sent by Orange customers with 100 million text messages and a million picture messages transmitted on Christmas Day.

Julie Snape, head of marketing for Envirofone.com, commented: "Texting is a great way to get a festive message to those friends and family who can't be with you over the Christmas period. Plus, it's a fantastic excuse to try out that shiny new mobile phone!"

Numbers are expected to increase further this year with 1.1 million festive photos sent via picture messages.

At the end of September 2009, Orange had more than 17 million customers in the UK and last week launched a Connected Britain interactive map in an attempt to predict how the country may change if reliable internet was available everywhere.

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