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The Philippines and SMS

October 30th, 2006 · No Comments

textually.org writes:

“The Philippines has become the first country in the world where mobile users spend more on data services than on voice, according to a leading research company,” reports The Guardian via Smart Mobs.

“The average data revenue per subscription in the Philippines now stands at $3.90 (2.08) a month, compared with $3.50 a month for voice – meaning that data accounts for 53% of the total.

The main reason for the Philippines figures is that texting is very cheap compared to voice calls, so subscribers use texts as their main means of communication and their spending on voice calls is very low. A text costs only about 1 peso (1.1p) compared to about 20 pesos per minute for prepaid voice calls.”

Tags: Telecom

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