Text messaging is now the most popular form of daily communication between British adults, new figures show.
After years of increased use, the amount of time adults spend speaking on a mobile phone has dropped for the first time.
But the average Briton now sends 200 texts a month, Ofcom's Communications Market Report found, more than double the figure of four years ago. More than half (58%) of UK adults use text messages at least once a day to communicate with family and friends. This is more than the figure for face-to-face contact (49%) and speaking on a mobile phone (47%).