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In this thread one could post and discuss on text messaging.


Record attempt reaps 217K texts, $26K phone bill


http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090422/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd217

PHILADELPHIA - Their thumbs sure must be sore. Two central Pennsylvania friends spent most of March in a text-messaging record attempt, exchanging a thumbs-flying total of 217,000. For one of the two, that meant an inches-thick itemized bill for $26,000.

Nick Andes, 29, and Doug Klinger, 30, were relying on their unlimited text messaging plans to get them through the escapade, so Andes didn't expect such a big bill.

"It came in a box that cost $27.55 to send to me," he said Tuesday. He said he "panicked" and called T-Mobile, which told The Associated Press it had credited his account and was investigating the charges.

The two Lancaster-area residents have been practically nonstop texters for about a decade since they attended Berks Technical Institute together.

That led Andes to search for the largest monthly text message total he could find posted online: 182,000 sent in 2005 by Deepak Sharma in India.

Andes and Klinger were able to set up their phones to send multiple messages. During a February test run they found they could send 6,000 or 7,000 messages on some days, prompting the March messaging marathon.

"Most were either short phrases or one word, 'LOL' or 'Hello,' things like that, with tons and tons of repeats," said Andes, reached by phone.

Andes sent more than 140,000 messages, and Klinger sent more than 70,000 to end the month with a total of just over 217,000, he said.

A spokesman for Guinness World Records didn't immediately return messages asking whether it would be certified as a record.

April came as a relief to Andes' wife, Julie, who had found his phone tied up with texting when she tried to call him on lunch breaks.

"She was tired of it the first few days into it," Andes said.

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This isn't a forum! This is a thread! Learn the difference
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^ JEEZ he made a little mistake. chill out man.

i had just read that article before coming to CR. some people are really bored huh.
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^ That persons been posting threads for a long ass time, they should know the difference by now.

On the subject, I hope their thumbs fall off.
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hahaha, you must pay for your acts
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bear with me guys
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Ahh i don't like to text :/ I usually talk. xD
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I still don't see the point of texting. I never texted as I am used to talking on the phone.
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I love texting.
I spend time talking on the phone too though :)
Here, everyone texts... especially in class... >___>
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In the words of the boondocks show
"Man I don't get that"
"Get what?"
"That texting shit!"
"And what's wrong with texting?"
"You mean aside from the fact that it's the stupidest fu***ing thing in the world! I mean WHY would anyone in there right mind spend 15 minutes trying to type some shit they could've called and said in 5 seconds?! PLUS it envolves typing with your thumbs... witch i just don't approve of. F*** I don't know about you but I don't have time to read something that a motherf*** typed with his thumb. Fun fact... Nothing typed by someones thumb has ever been important. I'ts all just n**** technology anyway."
"What you call it?!"
"N***-TECHNOLOGY. Technology for n***. I mean don't start tripping and shit calling me a racist, cause I don't mean n*** in a disrespectful way, I, I mean it a a general term for ignorant motherf***. Anybody from any race could be a ignorant motherf***.
"Shit I be texting my ass off, Shit bitches like texting. I be texting them all the time. Matter fact I also be texting my weed man too, cause you know he don't like to be on the phone so I TEXT him.""
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"Cause-and-point."
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? wow. dont like txt messaging...hurts my thumbs ^^"
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I'm probably the worst texter in the world :\
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The T9 function in text messaging sucks, it doesn't even give me the word I want , so I have to add it into the "dictionary" manually which takes even longer than texting it out normally!

Oh and, I'd prefer calling than texting
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heard this on the news! I was like whoa!
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