0
Wireless

French choose alternatives to SMS for New Year wishes

Friday 2 January 2015 | 10:52 CET | News
French people sent fewer New Year's greetings by SMS this year than a year ago, as they turned to posting photos or videos on Facebook, sending MMS or Tweeting instead, Les Echos reports. Twitter handled 511,790 messages between 23:45 and midnight on 31 December 2014, with a peak of 3,333 Tweets a minute at 00:29 on 1 January. The number of MMS sent between 21:00 on 31 December and 02:00 on 1 January rose by 20-25 percent for SFR and by 17 percent for Bouygues Telecom. Bouygues said that besides Twitter and Facebook, customers switched to apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp as alternatives to

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bouygues Telecom / Facebook / Free / Orange France / SFR / Twitter / WhatsApp
Countries: France
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

French MMS traffic up 15% over New Year

Published 03 Jan 2014 10:34 CET | France
MMS traffic on French mobile networks over the New Year holidays rose 15 percent from a year earlier to around 15 million ...

French SMS traffic flat at New Year

Published 02 Jan 2014 09:30 CET | France
French SMS traffic was stable over the New Year holiday, the first year of no growth, Les Echos reports. SFR reported around 341 ...

French send 1.4 bln New Year's SMS

Published 07 Jan 2013 08:18 CET | France
France's four mobile networks carried 1.4 billion SMS sent by MNO and MVNO subscribers on 1 and 2 January, compared to 1.13 ...

French send 345 mln SMS, MMS in 4 hours on New Year's Eve

Published 02 Jan 2013 09:29 CET | France
French consumers sent nearly 345 million SMS and MMS between 21:00 and 2:00 on New Year's Eve. Operator figures show that Orange ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

23 Feb RSA Conference
25 Feb Utility Telecoms 2020
26 Feb Crown Castle Q4 2019
26 Feb Syn Q4 2019
26 Feb Avast FY results
26 Feb Box Q4 2019
26 Feb Orbcomm Q4 2019
26 Feb Sina Q4 2019
26 Feb Weibo Q4 2019
26 Feb Shentel Q4 2019
27 Feb Zoom Telephonics Q4 2019
27 Feb Telesat Q4
27 Feb Dell Technologies fiscal Q4
27 Feb VMware fiscal Q4
27 Feb Cogent Communications Q4 2019
27 Feb Cable One Q4 2019
27 Feb Neophotonics Q4 2019
27 Feb Baidu Q4 2019
27 Feb Netia Q4 2019
27 Feb Sunrise Q4 2019
27 Feb Interxion EGM
28 Feb Tecnotree FY 2019
28 Feb Masmovil Q4 2019
28 Feb Freenet Q4 2019
02 Mar Boingo Wireless Q4 2019
02 Mar Maxar Technologies Q4 2019
02 Mar GTT Q4 2019
02 Mar Capacity Middle East
03 Mar HPE fiscal Q1
03 Mar F5 Networks analyst meeting
::: More Calendar Items