23 billion Spring Festival texts sent

By Zhao Chunzhe (
Updated: 2010-02-23 12:50
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Chinese mobile users sent about 23 billion text messages during Chinese New Year, a year-on-year increase of ten percent, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, cited by the Beijing Times.

About 735 million mobile users from three major telecom operators sent an average of 31 text messages each during the Spring Festival with 13 million sent in the first two days alone, according to report.

A total of 1.3 billion multimedia messages were sent during the festival, an increase of 40 percent. The photo service also climbed compared with last year.