Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

mobile data circa 1999

"In Finland, 65 percent of the bit traffic on mobile phones is data, rather than voice. What kind of data? Not spreadsheets, not daytrading, and not yet videoconferencing, which will also be available on third-generation phones. For now, it's mostly just SMS messages sent by kids Iiris Konttinen's age to their friends in all the corners of the city: all the ways to ask, "What are you doing now?" in 160 characters or less."

Wired Magazine 7.09

Question is, has that changed in the last 6 years? Email and Web are in the mobile mix but in Britain we send over 3 million text messages an hour.
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