Those Chinese Love Them Some Texting

If you thought your high school girlfriend sent a lot of SMSs, wait ’till you see what China is predicting. The Xinhua news agency said Monday that it expects over 14 billion text messages to be sent during the Lunar New Year. Keep in mind, this is just during one week! China Unicom and China Mobile have both adjusted their networks to compensate for the increase in traffic.

Plus, with over 460 million cellphone users in mainland China, sending 14 billion texts isn’t even that big a deal if you think about it!

Chinese to send 14 billion holiday SMSs [Reuters]