Belfast Telegraph

Revellers ring in New Year by text

MOBILE phone company Orange says it has seen an increase in SMS traffic on January 31 for the past two years, with a record 159m messages likely to be fired off by customers during this year's celebrations. 25% more texts are expected to be sent than last year. A spokesman said: "We expect to see a record number of text messages being sent, as customers start the New Year with a festive message to their friends and family."