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Girl, 13, sends 14,528 SMS in a month

What? 14,528! That’s a hell lot of text messages. That’s around 480 text messages!

Girl, 13, sends 14,528 texts in a month

SILVERADO CANYON, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) — A California father says he discovered his 13-year-old daughter sent 484 text messages per day last month — one message every 2 minutes of every waking hour.

Greg Hardesty of Silverado Canyon, Calif., told the New York Post his 440-page cell phone bill revealed his daughter Reina had sent an astonishing 14,528 text messages.

“First, I laughed. I thought, ‘That’s insane, that’s impossible,’” said Hardesty, 45, a reporter for The Orange County Register. “And I immediately whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible.”

Hardesty said Reina had messaged a core of “four obsessive texters,” all girls between the ages of 12 and 13. Luckily, he was on an unlimited text messaging plan or his bill would have been $2,905 at a rate of 20 cents per message, the Post reported. (Source: UPI)

That’s quite an achievement.

In US, SMS can cost 400% times more

Each text message costs 20 US cents without subscription. (Source: Techcrunch)AT&T SMS price plan

However, their unlimited plan is pretty attractive if you’re a huge texting fan. In Singapore, text messages costs SGD$0.05, pay per use. Unlimited plans are almost strictly available for students. In Japan, they probably don’t use SMS, they email instead which is really cool by the way. Email is a much better option without the byte restriction.