Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The Philippines is known as the ‘text capital of the world’ and Filipinos are labeled kings of text messaging worldwide. Each mobile phone user in the Philippines sends out at least ten messages per day compared to the users in the United Kingdom that sends out at least three text messages per day. The four top mobile service providers stated that at the end of 2007, 42.78 million people in the Philippines are mobile subscribers. In two Filipinos, one is a subscriber to a mobile phone service. There are more cell phone users in the Philippines than landline owners. According to a leading research company, it is the first country in the world where mobile users spend more on data services than on voice. Texting is now developed into a Philippine cultural trait or hobby.

Source: http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2005/07/009214.htm


kobegay said...

The thing is it greatly affects our grammar. Doing short-cuts or having "text-language" could lower our proficiency in writing. Although texting would be an economic way of conversation, sometimes we tend to spend too much of our time in it.

lychee said...

i think texting i such a wste of time. i thank sun cellular for making cheap calls possible