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Girl Sends 14,528 Text Messages In One Month 12

Greg Hardesty, 45, from Silverado Canyon, California was a little shocked when he received his phone bill last month. It's not everyday that you get a 440-page cell phone bill. His 13-year-old daughter Reina had sent an incredible 14,528 text messages in one month. Hardesty says, "First, I laughed. I thought, 'That's insane, that's impossible...And I immediately whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible." If you crunch the numbers it comes out to be 484 a day or one for every two minutes she was awake, impressive!


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Girl Sends 14,528 Text Messages In One Month

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  • So she's a lightweight user of txting :-)

    HEAVY use would be sending more than 2 a minute.

    Close, but no cigar!

  • She'll end up with CTS.

    Seriously though how does she manage that? Surely her school won't allow her to be texting every 2 minutes!

  • I'm not very into mobile phones so correct if I'm wrong, but isn't the limit for a SMS message 160 characters? Now if you send a text message longer than that, it actually sends several text messages and thus is counted as several messages on the service provider side, even though it looks like one message on the modern mobile phones.

    Now, filling 160 characters is not hard. With an average word length of 5.1 in English [] that would mean around 30 words per SMS when including whitespace. Even this post, tha

    • I RTFA, the girl sent the messages to a group of 4 friends. So that makes it more like one message every 8 minutes. Still sounds like she'd have some pretty sore thumbs.
  • How does the bill get to 440 pages? Does the phone company detail every message?
    • Yes... they document every data transmission. I used to do a company's AT&T phone bill for their BlackBerries and it documented EVERY single call or data transmission (text) from the device. It's a form of proving how much time you used and when.
  • The number includes all the texts she received as well.

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