View Poll Results: How many SMS messages do you use a month? Incoming/Outgoing

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  • 999 or Less

    8 34.78%
  • 1000 - 1999

    6 26.09%
  • 2000 - 2999

    3 13.04%
  • 3000 - And UP

    6 26.09%
  1. Jeremy's Avatar
    I hear a lot of people complain about the keyboard on the iPhone. I have learned to type faster on the iPhone than on any physical keyboard I've ever used. So we want to know, just exactly how many SMS messages you go thru a month. It can include incoming and outgoing...

    I am a heavy texter and use anywhere from 3000-6000 a month on average. And the most I've used was 10,000... yes that is not a typo.


    How about you?
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 11-21-2008 at 01:17 PM.
    11-21-2008 01:15 PM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    I'm roughly around 1300 a month.

    10K is impressive!
    11-21-2008 01:18 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    I'm roughly around 1300 a month.

    10K is impressive!
    Yeah, that was a one time deal.
    11-21-2008 01:19 PM
  4. Frozen001's Avatar
    Yeah, that was a one time deal.
    You must have callouses on your thumbs...
    11-21-2008 01:22 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    You must have callouses on your thumbs...
    Look into Klear Screen... great cleaning polish. Silky smooth. Even does a good job shiny the back of the phone up. [Does not make it greasy - just clean]
    11-21-2008 01:35 PM
  6. cjvitek's Avatar
    3000 a month! Yikes. I use 100 in a big month.
    11-21-2008 02:15 PM
  7. reyza's Avatar
    I considered myself a heavy texter at 1200 but you have more than doubled that. Wow. I have also gotten used to the keyboard and can type just as fast if not faster than on a physical keyboard. It took me about a month and a half to learn but it's all smooth now
    11-21-2008 02:25 PM
  8. AZMerf's Avatar
    I text way more (300 so far this month) than I ever have. I find it very easy on the iPhone (although my last phone was a regular flip phone and not nearly as easy). I even prefer the portrait keyboard to the landscape version. In the landscape version, the keys are too far from each other and I find I make more mistakes.
    11-21-2008 05:30 PM
  9. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    Zero. That's why I have a "phone"... so I don't have to type like my ancestors did in the 1860s.

    For emailing, I type a lot faster and more accurately in portrait mode than in landscape. Landscape requires too much thumb movement, and the rows are too close together. I don't know why people want it.
    11-21-2008 06:21 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Zero. That's why I have a "phone"... so I don't have to type like my ancestors did in the 1860s.

    For emailing, I type a lot faster and more accurately in portrait mode than in landscape. Landscape requires too much thumb movement, and the rows are too close together. I don't know why people want it.
    Texting is far easier to do with most people I know. Quick and to the point. Especially if the person I am texting is at work or in class. Just depends on the situation. Heck even my job uses texting a great deal to communicate. Generally it's the older folks who don't text as much... I'm sure this is not the case in all situations but yeah, I said *generally.
    11-21-2008 07:42 PM
  11. newtotipb's Avatar
    Good question. I'm having a busy month if I text 70. I have an old BB for work and I can type much faster on the iphone. I didn't think I'd like it as well as I do. I really don't like the BB but the Storm does look sweet.
    11-21-2008 08:29 PM
  12. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    ...Quick and to the point. Especially if the person I am texting is at work or in class. Just depends on the situation...
    Understood, and agreed. But I guess I just can't imagine anyone texting 1,000 times a month unless one is texting back and forth in lengthy conversations. Unless, of course, they're texting 500 different people per month. I'd SMS on occasion myself, but I don't feel it's worth $5 a month for as little as I'd use it, so I don't have it on my plan. I wish AT&T would let me use unused minutes for SMSs... I only use 200 of my 450 minutes per month. But I digress... :o
    11-21-2008 09:23 PM
  13. Jeremy's Avatar
    Understood, and agreed. But I guess I just can't imagine anyone texting 1,000 times a month unless one is texting back and forth in lengthy conversations. Unless, of course, they're texting 500 different people per month. I'd SMS on occasion myself, but I don't feel it's worth $5 a month for as little as I'd use it, so I don't have it on my plan. I wish AT&T would let me use unused minutes for SMSs... I only use 200 of my 450 minutes per month. But I digress... :o
    I literally have about 30 conversations sitting in my SMS app. While I will admit that a lot of my texting is to my girlfriend (on her iPhone), a lot is for work purposes as well. Some people were just not born to text.
    11-21-2008 10:16 PM
  14. reyza's Avatar
    I literally have about 30 conversations sitting in my SMS app. While I will admit that a lot of my texting is to my girlfriend (on her iPhone), a lot is for work purposes as well. Some people were just not born to text.
    I was born to text too.
    11-23-2008 07:29 AM
  15. dromero#IM's Avatar
    when I had my BB curve I was close to 9000 a month. With my iphone it has gone down to 1500 or so. I just can not get used to typing on the glass.
    11-23-2008 05:02 PM
  16. MrEClass's Avatar
    I'd say about 1,500 per month...regularly.

    I'm only 6 days into my billing cycle and have approximately 801 used so far. OK, maybe I use more than that :o
    11-23-2008 07:11 PM
  17. gsxrcarlos's Avatar
    i use around 8000 to 9000 a month and that is not including email i send out and other apps that i use on the phone to talk to people
    11-24-2008 03:54 PM
  18. cjdaniel's Avatar
    I was born to MMS... oh, that is why I don't use many texts on this phone.
    11-24-2008 10:32 PM
  19. Jeremy's Avatar
    I was born to MMS... oh, that is why I don't use many texts on this phone.
    but... MMS and SMS are two different things.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 11-25-2008 at 12:58 AM.
    11-24-2008 11:13 PM
  20. ExBBUser's Avatar
    3000 and up.
    11-25-2008 12:37 AM
  21. Microcosmos's Avatar
    I did the math Bad Ash, that's 20 texts an hour (assuming you slept 8 hours a night, maybe assuming too much?)! Me, I call more often than I text, & rarely go over my allotted 200.
    11-25-2008 03:25 AM
  22. Jeremy's Avatar
    I did the math Bad Ash, that's 20 texts an hour (assuming you slept 8 hours a night, maybe assuming too much?)! Me, I call more often than I text, & rarely go over my allotted 200.
    Like I said, that was a one time deal but you are right. There was a LOT of texting going on that month. Trust me, it's possible. :o
    11-25-2008 10:22 AM
  23. jamesus's Avatar
    I was born to MMS... oh, that is why I don't use many texts on this phone.
    but... MMS and SMS are two different things.
    You know what they say...a picture is worth 1000 characters...
    11-25-2008 10:46 AM
  24. MrEClass's Avatar
    @gsxrcarlos

    8000-9000?

    Do you ever talk on the phone? Or are you simply always on your phone? lol
    11-25-2008 11:45 AM
  25. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    So let me see if I've got this straight...

    The telephone was invented because speaking made communicating faster and easier. Then texting came along because typing made communicating faster and easier. Now people want Voice SMS and voice IMs because speaking makes communicating faster and easier.

    Okay, I think I got it now.
    11-25-2008 11:49 AM
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