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Rather than making a call, people in UK prefer messaging to their friends and colleagues. According to a report in regard of annual communications market produced by Ofcom, which is known as a UK regulatory agency, in the present scenario, rather calling others, UK residents are more likely to text them from their mobile phones. In particular, the study found that in 2011, on daily basis when 58% people wrote messages and sent over; there were only
47% who made a phone call.
This year, on average, British people have sent about 50 texts per week and their total speaking time on phone has been reduced by 5%. This is for the first time that such a downfall has been noticed in the volume of mobile calls. However, in case of mobiles, the same has dropped by only 1% but when we talk about landline phone calls; these have cut-short by 10%. So, it is basically the landline numbers that have been affected the most.
On the other hand, if we compare British with Americans, then there still exist a large number of US people who prefer to be contacted through phone calls.
Last year, a study was conducted by Pew Research Center, during which, it was found that 51% of American citizens prefer verbal communication. However, 31% of them were involved in text communication.