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With nearly all cell phone carriers including some sort of text message plan with their service just about everyone with a phone is sending and receiving text messages of some form. Teens are the obvious leader in average text message usage with a staggering 2779 messages sent each month.
Here is a breakdown of average text message usage by age bracket:
teens = 2779 month
18-24 = 1299 month
25-34 = 592 month
35-44 = 441 month
45-54 = 234 month
55-64 = 80 month
65+ = 32 month
93% of the US population has a cell phone and every major carrier allows text messaging as part of their plan package or at a per message rate. There are about 173.2 billion text messages sent each month and that number has been substantially growing each year.
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There is no limit to the number of messages that can be sent per day, week, month or year, however, for marketing purposes it is recommended that you do not over saturate your clientele as this could lead to a high opt-out rate.
The short code is a 5-6 digit shortened phone number that wireless carriers assign to businesses sending text messages over their network. Subscribers can text “HELP” to the short code for more information on the business and the program. Short Codes are individually approved by each wireless carrier preventing spam and illegal marketing from their networks.
SMS (short message service) and MMS (multimedia message service) are both types of text messages! SMS is the standard text style of message and MMS can include pictures, video, sounds and text. SMS uses 1 credit per outbound message. MMS uses 3 credits for inbound and outbound.
Any SMS message that is sent from your keyword to a phone number counts as a message. 1 message to 50 phone numbers or 50 messages to 1 phone number would both count as 50 messages. This includes any system mandatory messages that are required to be sent (stop, help, default). MMS uses 3 message credits per outbound AND inbound.