Orange Predicts Xmas Messaging Boom

This Christmas and New Year will see a bumper crop of text and picture messages as friends and family share their seasons greetings via mobile, according to mobile network Orange.
Millions of text and MMS get sent across the Orange network everyday but at Christmas and New Year the numbers rise dramatically. The last festive season was a record one for Orange, with more than 100 million text messages and more than 1 million picture messages being sent by customers on Christmas Day. This year, it expects the numbers to be even higher, anticipating that around 1.1. million picture messages will be sent on  Christmas Day.
New Years Eve is also expected to break all records, with more than 120 million text messages likely to be sent. Last year saw 106 million texts and almost 1 million picture messages celebrating the start of 2009.