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Posted: 9/13/2010 6:48:42 PM EDT

My sister told me her 15 yo daughter had 15,000 text messages last month! WTF??? How is that possible???

15,000 texts per month =
3,750 texts per week =
500 texts per day.

Even if she NEVER slept, that comes out to 20 text messages per hour.
As it so happens she gets plenty of sleep, sleeps in every morning and even takes naps at my house (lives on the same street), so even if she texted for 10 straight hours/day that comes out to:
50 texts per hour, almost once every minute......nonstop.

OK, maybe this qualifies me for "grumpy old man" status, I'm in my forties, but I just can't figure out how anybody could send 500 text messages each and every day???? There's no way I'd spend that much time typing on a cell phone even if we had cells when I was a teenager. I can back it up....I had Intellivision as a kid and never played it (for the young'uns here, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems, came out not too long after Atari), I turned it on once and got bored. I didn't have another video game system until almost 25 years later, a Playstation, and that just turned out to be an overpriced DVD player, we used it once to play PacMan.

To make it even more confusing, I install communications systems for a living so you'd think I'd understand. Commercial phone systems, voice recorders, autodialers, voicemail, conference bridges, auto attendants, fax servers, SIP servers to integrate IM with IP phones, email, cell phones.........but I'm still baffled.

Am I alone here? Do kids actually talk to each other any more using their vocal cords?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:49:21 PM EDT
Women
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:50:09 PM EDT
That's nothin, I have a friend that had 40,000...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:50:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PineTreeMan:
That's nothin, I have a friend that had 40,000...


how is that possible? you would have to be sending the same message to 5 people or something
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:51:05 PM EDT
You can sent the same text to 20 people at once
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:51:13 PM EDT
I bet a lot of that is Chain texts (jokes) that she just forwards to everyone on her list. So you could get one joke per hour that you bounce to your 49 friends and theres your 50/hr.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:51:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RePp:
Originally Posted By PineTreeMan:
That's nothin, I have a friend that had 40,000...


how is that possible? you would have to be sending the same message to 5 people or something


It was his first girlfriend...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:52:19 PM EDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nIUcRJX9-o
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:52:33 PM EDT
I only push that many when I am doing telemetry.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:52:37 PM EDT
OCD
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:52:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SnowboundinNH:

My sister told me her 15 yo daughter had 15,000 text messages last month! WTF??? How is that possible???

15,000 texts per month =
3,750 texts per week =
500 texts per day.

Even if she NEVER slept, that comes out to 20 text messages per hour.
As it so happens she gets plenty of sleep, sleeps in every morning and even takes naps at my house (lives on the same street), so even if she texted for 10 straight hours/day that comes out to:
50 texts per hour, almost once every minute......nonstop.

OK, maybe this qualifies me for "grumpy old man" status, I'm in my forties, but I just can't figure out how anybody could send 500 text messages each and every day???? There's no way I'd spend that much time typing on a cell phone even if we had cells when I was a teenager. I can back it up....I had Intellivision as a kid and never played it (for the young'uns here, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems, came out not too long after Atari), I turned it on once and got bored. I didn't have another video game system until almost 25 years later, a Playstation, and that just turned out to be an overpriced DVD player, we used it once to play PacMan.

To make it even more confusing, I install communications systems for a living so you'd think I'd understand. Commercial phone systems, voice recorders, autodialers, voicemail, conference bridges, auto attendants, fax servers, SIP servers to integrate IM with IP phones, email, cell phones.........but I'm still baffled.

Am I alone here? Do kids actually talk to each other any more using their vocal cords?


and i'm sure that a faif amount of those were done while driving.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:53:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sawgunner0311:
Originally Posted By SnowboundinNH:

My sister told me her 15 yo daughter had 15,000 text messages last month! WTF??? How is that possible???

15,000 texts per month =
3,750 texts per week =
500 texts per day.

Even if she NEVER slept, that comes out to 20 text messages per hour.
As it so happens she gets plenty of sleep, sleeps in every morning and even takes naps at my house (lives on the same street), so even if she texted for 10 straight hours/day that comes out to:
50 texts per hour, almost once every minute......nonstop.

OK, maybe this qualifies me for "grumpy old man" status, I'm in my forties, but I just can't figure out how anybody could send 500 text messages each and every day???? There's no way I'd spend that much time typing on a cell phone even if we had cells when I was a teenager. I can back it up....I had Intellivision as a kid and never played it (for the young'uns here, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems, came out not too long after Atari), I turned it on once and got bored. I didn't have another video game system until almost 25 years later, a Playstation, and that just turned out to be an overpriced DVD player, we used it once to play PacMan.

To make it even more confusing, I install communications systems for a living so you'd think I'd understand. Commercial phone systems, voice recorders, autodialers, voicemail, conference bridges, auto attendants, fax servers, SIP servers to integrate IM with IP phones, email, cell phones.........but I'm still baffled.

Am I alone here? Do kids actually talk to each other any more using their vocal cords?


and i'm sure that a faif amount of those were done while driving.


Probably not.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:53:44 PM EDT
Find yourself a young whore and you'll shock yourself how many texts you end up sending at the end of the month.

And picture mails
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:55:59 PM EDT
I've maybe sent 10 texts my whole life
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:56:06 PM EDT
Trust me it is possible. You have to keep in mind these text messages are going out to dozens of different people and she probably only spends an average of 5 seconds on each one.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:00:15 PM EDT
There was some guy up at the Verizon store when I was upgrading phones, he had a daughter that had over 25,000 texts in 1 month. He also did not have the proper coverage for it, It was .10 per text
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:00:32 PM EDT
If you are logged into Aim or Icq, everyone that post gets sent as a txt. So if you are on a busy chat room it can add up to a lot of txts quick.
If you have limited txt, Don't forget to log out or you will be sorry.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:02:35 PM EDT
15,000 text messages in one month?

A teenaged girl?

What don't you understand?

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:02:48 PM EDT
It's possible. I have a friend with three college age daughters. In one month between the three of them, they sent around 35,000 messages. Thank God for umlimited texting plans.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:06:20 PM EDT
Wow, that actually makes me feel better about the 3,500 that were on my itemized statement last month (unlimited). Those are incoming AND outgoing though.

15,000 is a lot.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:08:19 PM EDT
When you are texting WTF, OMG, etc... it's easy.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:08:52 PM EDT
Your niece is a lightweight. My daughter has done 20,000 in a month.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:11:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SnowboundinNH:

My sister told me her 15 yo daughter had 15,000 text messages last month! WTF??? How is that possible???

15,000 texts per month =
3,750 texts per week =
500 texts per day.

Even if she NEVER slept, that comes out to 20 text messages per hour.
As it so happens she gets plenty of sleep, sleeps in every morning and even takes naps at my house (lives on the same street), so even if she texted for 10 straight hours/day that comes out to:
50 texts per hour, almost once every minute......nonstop.

OK, maybe this qualifies me for "grumpy old man" status, I'm in my forties, but I just can't figure out how anybody could send 500 text messages each and every day???? There's no way I'd spend that much time typing on a cell phone even if we had cells when I was a teenager. I can back it up....I had Intellivision as a kid and never played it (for the young'uns here, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems, came out not too long after Atari), I turned it on once and got bored. I didn't have another video game system until almost 25 years later, a Playstation, and that just turned out to be an overpriced DVD player, we used it once to play PacMan.

To make it even more confusing, I install communications systems for a living so you'd think I'd understand. Commercial phone systems, voice recorders, autodialers, voicemail, conference bridges, auto attendants, fax servers, SIP servers to integrate IM with IP phones, email, cell phones.........but I'm still baffled.

Am I alone here? Do kids actually talk to each other any more using their vocal cords?


500 texts probably means a combination of receiving and sending..

I can see 500 txts a day being done.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:11:20 PM EDT
Not to mention that the total includes coming and going texts.

I have a 12 year old that averages about 17k a month, and she's actually pretty good about not ALWAYS having the phone in her hands.

She pulls straight A's in school, so I turned on unlimited texting. She kept the A's, so she keeps the texts.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:14:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Originally Posted By SnowboundinNH:

My sister told me her 15 yo daughter had 15,000 text messages last month! WTF??? How is that possible???

15,000 texts per month =
3,750 texts per week =
500 texts per day.

Even if she NEVER slept, that comes out to 20 text messages per hour.
As it so happens she gets plenty of sleep, sleeps in every morning and even takes naps at my house (lives on the same street), so even if she texted for 10 straight hours/day that comes out to:
50 texts per hour, almost once every minute......nonstop.

OK, maybe this qualifies me for "grumpy old man" status, I'm in my forties, but I just can't figure out how anybody could send 500 text messages each and every day???? There's no way I'd spend that much time typing on a cell phone even if we had cells when I was a teenager. I can back it up....I had Intellivision as a kid and never played it (for the young'uns here, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems, came out not too long after Atari), I turned it on once and got bored. I didn't have another video game system until almost 25 years later, a Playstation, and that just turned out to be an overpriced DVD player, we used it once to play PacMan.

To make it even more confusing, I install communications systems for a living so you'd think I'd understand. Commercial phone systems, voice recorders, autodialers, voicemail, conference bridges, auto attendants, fax servers, SIP servers to integrate IM with IP phones, email, cell phones.........but I'm still baffled.

Am I alone here? Do kids actually talk to each other any more using their vocal cords?


500 texts probably means a combination of receiving and sending..

I can see 500 txts a day being done.


So what did you post in honor of post #22300?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:14:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Originally Posted By SnowboundinNH:

My sister told me her 15 yo daughter had 15,000 text messages last month! WTF??? How is that possible???

15,000 texts per month =
3,750 texts per week =
500 texts per day.

Even if she NEVER slept, that comes out to 20 text messages per hour.
As it so happens she gets plenty of sleep, sleeps in every morning and even takes naps at my house (lives on the same street), so even if she texted for 10 straight hours/day that comes out to:
50 texts per hour, almost once every minute......nonstop.

OK, maybe this qualifies me for "grumpy old man" status, I'm in my forties, but I just can't figure out how anybody could send 500 text messages each and every day???? There's no way I'd spend that much time typing on a cell phone even if we had cells when I was a teenager. I can back it up....I had Intellivision as a kid and never played it (for the young'uns here, Intellivision was one of the first video game systems, came out not too long after Atari), I turned it on once and got bored. I didn't have another video game system until almost 25 years later, a Playstation, and that just turned out to be an overpriced DVD player, we used it once to play PacMan.

To make it even more confusing, I install communications systems for a living so you'd think I'd understand. Commercial phone systems, voice recorders, autodialers, voicemail, conference bridges, auto attendants, fax servers, SIP servers to integrate IM with IP phones, email, cell phones.........but I'm still baffled.

Am I alone here? Do kids actually talk to each other any more using their vocal cords?


500 texts probably means a combination of receiving and sending..

I can see 500 txts a day being done.


So what did you post in honor of post #22300?


God knows.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:15:03 PM EDT

sleep texting, it's being studied at a very high level university as we type

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:17:27 PM EDT
Sexting probably accounts for a large portion of that.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:26:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Silesius:
Sexting probably accounts for a large portion of that.


Ewwww, this is my niece we're talking about here....let me live in my denial, I still see her as the 3 year old little girl asking me to push her on the swings and play with her stuffed animals. I still can't figure out when she learned to spell, nevermind type.......don't ruin it for me.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:31:13 PM EDT
I'd straighten that little bitch out with some good ol' fashioned yard work....

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:31:54 PM EDT
Each "moan" counts as one message.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:32:00 PM EDT
I've had 9,500 a month before.

/shrug
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:35:10 PM EDT
I wonder how many were either sending sexual signals to guys or guys trying to get sexual favors?

I know when I was 15 the only reason I used the phone (land line) was to hook up with chicks.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:38:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Schadenfreuda:
Each "moan" counts as one message.


what about courtesy moans?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:40:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By postpostban:
Your niece is a lightweight. My daughter has done 20,000 in a month.


Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:40:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
I'd straighten that little bitch out with some good ol' fashioned yard work....



That's his niece.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:02:59 PM EDT
Not really that surprising actually.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:19:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By E-Mag:
You can sent the same text to 20 people at once


Bingo when ever they do anything they txt it to all of their friends not one or two like a normal person. The funny thing is after txting every stupid thing they do to everyone they know they then bitch about others doing the same to them.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:50:25 PM EDT
Wut r they texting?

Stuff like:
1 Wut r u doin
2 Nuthing
3 U?
4 Nuthing
5 Wanna see nekid pix?
6 OMG
7 Sure
8 U first
9 LOL OK


Repeat a few million times
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:51:57 PM EDT
I believe the record holder is a female college student from Singapore which had send over 50,000 cellphone message in a month.
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