The latest findings show that UK residents are more likely to send a text than make a phone call when communicating with friends and family.
These findings come from U.K. communications regulator Ofcom, and showed that text messaging is outstripping actually making a call. In 2011, 58%of people communicated via text messaging on a daily basis, while only 47% made a mobile call at least once a day.
And it might have more to do with convenience instead of communication issues: a majority (67%) said they prefer face-to-face meetings over other forms of communication by a vast margin; voice calls followed at 20%, and only 5% said they prefer to keep in touch by text.
Compared to four years ago, Brits are now sending 50 texts per week per week on average, and more than 150 billion text
messages in the last year alone. They also recorded a decline in calls made on both mobile (1%) and landlines (10%).
This also syncs with the rising trend of device purchases in the country: Two-fifths of UK adults now own a smartphone and a tenth have an e-reader; 11% percent now open a tablet, up from 2% a year ago; and internet-connected TVs are now present in 5% of UK households. In total, the average household now owns three kinds of connected devices while only 15% own up to six or more.