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Now we prefer texting to talk

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%).

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