The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of text messages sent on cell phones more than doubled from 2007 to 2008.
Forty-eight billion text messages were sent in 2007. By 2008, that number soared to 110 billion, according to the Bureau’s 2010 Statistical Abstract.
The bureau also reported there were more than 270 million wireless subscribers in 2008. They paid an average monthly bill of $50 with the average call lasting 2.5 minutes.
In 2007, the average consumer spent $1,110 on phone services. Residential telephone and pay phone services made up 43 percent of total expenditures, with cell phone service comprising 55 percent and phone cards and pager services making up the remaining 2 percent.