A study reported by the New York Times comes up with some numbers related to text messaging usage. According to them, in the US 82 percent of cellphone owners say that they never use text messaging, 3 percent use it monthly, and 15 percent use it weekly or more often. If you’ve ever watched a teenage cellphone user, you know that some of those 15 percent use it a lot more.
These numbers suggest that the extra charge for text messaging on the iPhone 3G might not matter all that much. Annoyingly, the original survey doesn’t seem to be available anywhere, making it tough to evaluate the reliability of these figures. So let’s check with the web workers: do you use text messaging? Or is it one of those bits of technology that you can easily do without?