This New Year’s Eve saw our busiest text messaging 24 hour period ever – our customers sent more than 227 million text messages.
Between 07:15 on 31 December and 07:15 on 1 January O2 customers sent 227 million text messages. That’s the most text messages we’ve that have ever been sent in a twenty-four hour period on the O2 network in the UK. In fact, it is an increase of more than 25% compared to our previous highest number on New Year’s Eve 2007/2008.
If all of those 227 million text messages were sent in standard envelopes (measuring 220mm long) and laid end to end, they’d be long enough to stretch around the Earth with an extra 6,000 miles worth to spare!