SMS SHOCK US teen sent 14,500 texts in one month
The parents of a 13-year-old American girl were shocked when they received their daughter's 440-page phone bill and realised she had sent 14,528 text messages in one month. Reina Hardesty from California wrote an average of 484 messages per day - which works out as one message every two waking minutes. Her father couldn't believe it, and told the 'New York Post': "I immediately whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible." The newspaper reported that according to a Nielson study of mobile phone usage, "the average number of monthly texts for a 13- to 17-year-old teen is 1,742".