SMS or Short Messaging Service is one of the fastest and easiest was to reach anyone with a mobile phone anywhere. There is no need for an internet connection and all you usually need is a basic mobile plan. In some case you can do without the mobile connection, but you will need at the lest an internet connection. Continue to read if you want to learn how awesome SMS or text messaging, as we call it in the U.S., is! Here are some things that you may not have known about text messaging or SMS. We all have witnessed in the last 20 years the explosion of mobile use around the world. There was a time when a mobile phone along with a mobile plan was not affordable for the average person but today even our children walk around connected. Understand that texting is a global phenomenon over 1.5 billion people worldwide send and receive SMS or text messages. This come out to be roughly about 65% of the world's population. Here is anther thought, there are over 7.9 billion mobile phones in use while there are only 7.6 billion people on our little blue planet. Here is the point, each of these 7.9 billion mobile phones are capable of receiving an SMS or text message. Think about that! In the North America nearly 300 million people use text messaging daily. If you know anything about population you will understand that that is a little over 80% of the total population. Our friends across the way in Russia has the highest percentage of mobile users. Around 90% of the population sends and receives text messages or SMS daily. Of course, we cannot forget China and India who have the most people sending and receiving text messages daily. China has around 1 billion SMS users and India come in second place with roughly about 730 million people using text messaging on a daily basis. Here are some stats that you probably did not know about text messaging. People from 18 to 24 text the most. Ok I know that one is obvious. But here is something mind blowing for you, there are more than 8 trillion text messages or SMS sent daily worldwide. Imagine if you had a penny for every text message sent? If you really want a breakdown then we have it for you. That is 15.2 million text messages sent per minute. Now think about that one for a minute. Mind blown! The average person spends about 23 hours a week texting. That is almost a full day all dedicated to these little, tiny 140-character messages. Powerful! The average young person sends about 67 text messages a day. How many do you send? I know I am probably above average but it is my business to send text messages, right? I could go on and on with statistics, but I think you get the point I am trying to make. Texting messaging or SMS is alive and well and that is why we are here. So please enjoy the Free International Texting at BounceSMS and if you like it then we love it and please pass it on. And do not forget that Free SMS is provided by our sponsors.