New analysis of the UK’s communication habits has found that people can be categorised into five different groups of communicators, ranging from the ‘always on’ to the ‘detached’.
Earlier this year, Ofcom’s Communication Market Report revealed that the UK is now texting more that talking. Further analysis of the research, published today, looks at the methods and frequency of communication, as well people’s attitudes towards it.
Virgin Media has created two new ‘pay as you go’ mobile phone tariffs, one with unlimited landline calls and the other with unlimited data and text messages.
It follows the creation of unlimited ‘pay monthly’ Virgin Media deals earlier this year.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a TV advertisement and web page promoting a T-Mobile offer for “unlimited free texts forever” didn’t breach UK advertising regulations.
Two people who complained about the pay as you go offer didn’t believe it really would be available indefinitely.
Wireless communications trade organisation CTIA-The Wireless Association has found that mobile data usage exceeded 1.1 trillion MB from July 2011 to June 2012, a 104% increase from the previous 12 months.
There are now 321.7 million mobile connections in the USA, the equivalent of 101% mobile penetration.
New report says Instant Messaging will be the biggest driver
Juniper Research has forecast that the amount of mobile messaging traffic worldwide will reach 28.2 trillion messages per year by 2017, nearly double the 14.7 trillion messages expected to be sent this year.
It says most of this growth will come from instant messaging (IM), which will account for over a quarter of all mobile messages in five years’ time.