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Tuesday 26 March 2019

New Year's revellers send 30 million texts

REVELLERS sent more than a staggering 30 million mobile messages to family and friends in a New Year texting frenzy.

Between midnight and 1am, customers with Meteor alone sent a staggering 1,743,000 texts wishing those close to them and far away, all the best for 2009.

And O2 customers tapped out a massive 21 million texts in the 24-hour period between New Year's Eve at 7am and New Year's Day at 7am, according to a spokesman. He confirmed the volume of SMS messages was well up on previous years, with many customers benefitting from packages which allow them to text for free.

Meteor customers showed a similar pattern, sending 450 million texts during the month of December, in the run up to Christmas.

About 78pc of those texts were free, a spokeswoman confirmed.

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