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

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