O2 breaks new records for text messaging

O2 today announced a record 166 million messages were sent over its network in a 24-hour period ending at 7.30 am on New Year’s Day 2009. An average of 1,900 messages were sent every second.

Over 16 million text messages were saved by O2 customers using O2 Bluebook, the free service which backs up phone numbers and automatically saves every text and photo message online. O2 customers can also save the pictures taken with their camera phone in an online album and share them with friends.

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