Orange Predicts Record-breaking Christmas and New Year

This Christmas and New Year will see a bumper number of picture and text messages being sent, according to Orange UK.

The mobile operator says it expects to see 1.6m picture messages sent on Christmas Day, a 33 per cent increase on last year, as Brits capture their snowmen, new Christmas presents and dodgy jumpers on camera, to share with family and friends.

Furthermore, Orange has seen an increase on the number of texts sent on New Year’s Eve for the last two years running, and 2010 is set to continue the trend, with a record 159m texts predicted. This would be a 27 per cent increase on last year, when 125 million customers welcomed in the New Year with a text message to friends and family.