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What is the World Record for Text Messages Sent in a Month?

If you have been following mainstream media for the last couple of days, you may have heard about a 13-year-old girl who sent 14,000 text messages in a single month. That sounds like a lot of SMS, but it pales in comparison to the official world record.

A 14-year-old girl from Florida, for instance, used her Sprint phone to send and receive somewhere in the neighborhood of 35,000 text messages. This wasn’t just one freak of nature kind of month either, because she repeated the feat at least one other time. For those of you looking to crunch the numbers, this works out to nearly 1200 text messages a day.

Given these two examples, you’d almost assume that teenage girls were the SMS rulers of the land. Wrong! As it turns out, the person who holds the Guinness World Record for text messages sent in a single month is Deepak Sharma, a grown man. Whereas those girls were able to bring their text messages into five figures, Mr. Sharma bumped it up to six figures.

The current record calls for 182,689 messages in a single month. This works out to 6,100 messages a day or 4.2 messages a minute. In this way, he was effectively sending or receiving a text message every fifteen seconds. These guys had better have unlimited texting plans, because if they were paying for each one at 20 cents or so, Deepak would owe over $36,000 for that month in SMS charges alone.

I’m clearly well behind this trend, as I’ve never sent more than 100 text messages a month.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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  • AJAMAL SAYA BIN AHMED WADIA

    HAH BICHES ARAB FONE SND 141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481 117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233 786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006 606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146 951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749 567351885752724891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737190 702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132000568127145263560827 785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585371050792279689258923 542019956112129021960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998372978049 MESSAGES IN A DAY

    • John baptist

      YEAH SURE MATE GO FUCH URSELF MY DAD 10 TIMES THAT WITH HIS EYES SHUT YOU FEMALE BICHHEAD ARAB

  • Steve Cambridgeshire

    Deviating from the aforementioned imbecilic ripostes from Ajmal , Sum Ting Wong , John Baptiste , and Sukhpinder Jatha, I am going to be scrupulous and fairly candid in saying that the paramount figure of messages envoy-ed in a period of a months, is 3 for me. I deem myself to exist as a bit of a neo- luddite and am regularly greeted by the words “antiquated” and “obsolete “. However I am not exclusively a technophobe, de facto I quite enjoy the leisure of some cohorts of technological contrivances

    • YuriRussian1337TehEl1t3

      You geek fuk I get all Russian biches get life you fuk

    • SUM TING WONG

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    • SUKHPINDER JATHA

      NO YOU RUSSIA BASTURD, GO SWIM IN VODKA”””””!

      • YuriRussian1337TehEl1t3

        I DO HAS SWIMMING IN VODKA YOU BICH BUT I SWIMS WITH RUSSIAN BICHES YOU BICH GO DIE IN A HOLE

  • Cooldude55

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  • chucknorrismaster101

    I can do this with my eyes covered AHAHA LOL RATE UP!!!!

  • chucknorrismaster101

    I can do this with my eyes closed RATE UP!!!

  • chucknorrismaster101

    I can do this with a blindfold RATE UP!!!

  • chucknorrismaster101

    I can do this with my eyes closed LOL RATE UP!!!!

  • SUKHPINDER JATHA

    EVERYONE HERE IS A DIKHED, I COME FRUM INDIA- FRESH- INDIAN GOOD. I KILL ANY BASTURD THAT KILL MOTHER BITCHY DICKHED, I GOT 24512512541253153 MESSUGES FROM IN A SECOND, MY FONE WAS CRYING SO MUCH THAT MY DAD HIT ME WITH HIS CHAPAL(SHOE). I ALSO HAVE IPHONE 6 FRESH FROM SINGH PATTA LMTD, MOTHERFUKKING MAA YADYAAA

    • James Farmsworth

      YOU RACIST BASTARD INDIAN WHO AGREES LIKE THE COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • SUKHPINDER JATHA

        YOU CANNOT LIKE COMMENTS IDYOT !!!

  • Pickadick

    I got 1,586,293 texts a month

    • John baptist

      No fuku bich my dad gt 129,137,465 texts a week, bich

      • Pickadick

        My sister set 13384,383,87 SO BE QUIET

        • John baptist

          THAT’S NOT EVEN HOW YOU WRITE IT YOU WRITE LIKE 1,338,438,387 BUT SHHH BICH MY DAD OWNS A POWER PLANT AND HE SET 293,947,937,834 LAST NIGHT BICH

          • Pickadick

            My dad owns Google so shut up FEMALE BITH

          • John baptist

            MY FUCHING DAD OWNS APPLE FEMALE BICH THAT’S HOW U SPELLL BICH U DUMMASS AND MY DAD SET 17,868,938,124,284 IN 2 HOURS FEMALE BICH

          • SUKHPINDER JATHA

            YOU MODAAFUCKING SON AF A DAAL , MY PHONE SO MUCH CRYING WITH MESSAGES THAT MY MOM HIT ME N MY FONE WITH PATEELA. SO JOHN GO EET A BAPTISTE YOU ANGRAYZI MOTHER CHUD

          • John baptist

            MY FUCHING DAD OWNS HP THE PRINTER COMPANY U LITTTLE BICHE BE SHUT THE FUCH UP NOW BEFORE I SUE YOU FOR ABUSE YOU FAT RACIST OUTSIDER

  • Pickadick

    my record is 12,675,482 a month, no joke

    • SUKHPINDER JATHA

      REELY? I DON’T CARE, YOUR PIC LUK LIKE YOU NAKED. WHY DID YOUR MUMMY NOT HIT YOU BASTARD.

  • Ez

    my friend just showed me her daughters text messaging amount for a month it was 199,998 messages

    • John baptist

      FUKU U BIGHEADED BICH MY DAD BEAT THAT HE GOT 129,137,465 TEXTS A WEEK SHHHHHHHHHH

      • erica rose

        Shut up with the bich

        • John baptist

          Make me, you FEMALE DURTIE BICH

        • John baptist

          MAKE ME FEMALE BICH PROSTITUTE

    • John baptist

      Oi beat my record above BICH

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Zell/31110369 Thomas Zell

    Considering that my carrier charges the ridiculously high sum of roughly $10 a gigabyte for mobile data, and that an SMS message is up to 160 bytes long (including header), I can send the equivalent of 671,088 text message for a dollar.  It would cost his mobile carrier the unimaginably large sum of nearly 28 cents to carry all those text messages (Assuming that there where all 140 character long).  

    • John baptist

      OI U FUCHING GEEK LOOK AT MY RECORD ABUVE AND CRY U FEMALE BICH, ANYWAY MY DAD OWNS COCA COLA U BIGHEADED FEMAEL BICHE

    • Steve Cambridgeshire

      * were (last line )

      • James Farmsworth

        *they were all 140 characters long (last line you imbecile)

  • 87654345678

    I’m Trying To Beat The Record I Have Done 19,000 So Far Hope I Beat It.

  • Addiction?

    My wife tends to average over 10,000 txt’s a month regularly.  She’s 32.

  • Laboat1010

    my 18 yr old daughter text 1,215,300 messages in one months time

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225123901 Shane Hradisky

      Impossible that means she sends one every 2 seconds 24 hours a day 7 days a week

  • Soccer Chick

    I DID OVER 27,000 AND IM 12

    • erica rose

      Wow tats a lot

      • John baptist

        THAT’S NOTT A LOTT MY 9 YEARE OLD COUSIN SHE SET 193,366,783 IN 2 DAYS AND MY DAD DID A FUCH LOAD MORE. ANYWAY MY DAD OWNS QUARTZ THE CLOCK COMPANY NOW GETT JEALOOS

        • SUKHPINDER JATHA

          MY GRANDMA SENT 142675360970764309764063634634 IN 2 SECOND, AND SHE NO HAVE ANI ARMS HA! BEAT THAT BICH ! MOTHER FUCKO WITE BASTURD

      • SUKHPINDER JATHA

        DO YOU WANT TO MARRY ME?!

        • erica rose

          FUKU hoe indian

    • SUKHPINDER JATHA

      DOES MUMMY KNOW YOU’RE ON HER LAPTOP???

      • John baptist

        I HATE YOU BUT I LAUGHED FUCH I GOT STOMACH CRAMP LETS TEAM UP!!!

  • txmom

    my 18 yr old daught has this record beat by a long shot she text over 947,000 in one month time

    • Tyler

      That’s impossible, but thanks for trying! =D There are only 2,592,000 seconds in a month. That would lead your daughter into texting once per 2.737 seconds. SENDING and RECEIVING a text takes around 3 seconds on average. No matter how fast she texts, there is no way she can receive and send that many, unless she is receiving texts from all around the world from more people than Paris Hilton has as slaves.

      • http://michaelkwan.com Michael Kwan

        @Tyler, While I don’t necessarily believe txmom and her claim, you’re thinking about *single* text messages. What’s to stop the daughter from having a quick-send list of thousands of ppl and mass texting all these people at once?

        • http://www.mobilemag.com admin

          sounds like cheating to me ;>

          • John baptist

            Oi my dad’s richer than you ban pickadick from the whole site

          • John baptist

            MY DAD’S RICHER THAN YOUR WHOLE FAMILY SHUT UP

        • Laboat1010

          well i probably wouldnt believe it my self but i seen it with my own eyes on my cell phone bill and it is possible

      • Tyler

        You are probably right, hehe. But still… who would waste that much time? ugh, I hate when people waste time on stupid shit and don’t use it productively to help improve the World’s economy or technology or human capital.

        • Leah

          and you sitting on the computer reading this is doing oh so much

          • John baptist

            shut up princesss form Star Wars my dad made Star Wars now look at my record above FEMALE BICH

      • John baptist

        Oi you geek beat my record above BICH

    • iTrollOnline

      @txmom, You suck sir. you can mass send messeges and it will count as how many people you send it to.

    • John baptist

      YOU FUCHING LYING PROSCTITUET OF A MUTHER UR BICHY DAWGHTER PROBABBLY ONLY TEXTED 22 MESSAGES IN A WEEK AND A HALVE. MY DAD OWNS TESCO SO TITS OR GTFO LOL LIKE IF U ENGOYED

  • texter bby

    i txt more tiffany i text 50,000 per moth lol beat that lol

  • felicia

    i can text 75,000 texts in a week…i think its fun

  • Austin

    I had over 1,000,000 last month..

    • John baptist

      SHUT UP MY DAD HAS ABOUT 6373 TIMES YOUR RECORD YOU LONER AND MY DAD OWNS BRITISH AIRLINES

  • katie

    my family thinks i’m addicted to texting; i only have about 10,598 texts this month…
    but the cycle ends like today so i guess that’s not that bad. LOL. haha.

  • Lizzie

    i did 45,000!!!!!!!!! (:

  • Anonymous

    I did 30,000 this month! :D

  • guest

    i did 24,973!!!!!! :D :D :D

  • anahyy

    i did 19,136 :D

  • Brian

    I've heard of these records before, and I simply don't buy it. An average of four text messages per minute, every minute of every hour, every hour of every day, every day of the month? Factor out at least a few hours a day for sleep and the numbers become even more suspect.

  • guest

    I had 35,895 this month.

  • guest1988

    get a life

  • guest

    i have a friend of mine whos on my plan with me and in 8 days she had already sent 10,000+ text messages!

  • tiffany (:

    i used over 32,000 texts this month,

  • Funny Guy

    LOL hahahahahahah, best reply ever.