Interesting Facts

Did you know?

  • That up to 60% of the radiation emitted by a typical cell phone, (enough to cause heating), will be absorbed by the user’s head?
  • Percentage of mobile text messages in Japan that are unsolicited: 80%.
  • Estimated revenue from pornographic content in the United States sent to mobile phones by 2006 was $791 million.
  • Estimated revenue from mobile gambling services in the United States sent to mobile phones by 2006 was $5.7 billion.
  • A report published by analysts Baskerville/Informa Media forecast that ringtones accounted for 12% of total music sales by 2008. When was the last time you paid for a ringtone as of 2018? How quickly things change.
  • Downloading ringtones used to be hugely popular. In 2003 the market was worth £1.6 billion and by 2008 it rose to £2.5 billion, according to the above-mentioned report. However, it is now almost worthless.
  • The first text message was sent in 1992.
  • Text messages historically contributed to 20% of operator revenues. Mobile data has now eradicated this.
  • On New Years Day 2004, the highest recorded daily total was reached with 111 million text messages sent.
  • The number of mobile subscribers in China will grew from 268.69 million in 2003 to 497.86 million by 2008, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7%.