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Swiss text in the New Year

Swiss sent more than 55 million text messages on their mobile phones on New Year’s Eve.

Swisscom reported 25.7 million text and multimedia messages sent on Thursday, a three per cent increase compared with the operator’s service on the same day in 2008.

Orange counted around 14.8 million messages – half a million more text messages than in the previous year. Another 14.7 million messages were sent on the other major provider Sunrise.

But there were still more greetings sent via mobile phones over Christmas. A record 68 million messages were sent – 2.5 million more than on December 25, 2008.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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