- The average Briton now sends 200 texts a month.
- Text messaging has overtaken speaking on a mobile phone and face-to-face contact.
- More than half (58%) of UK adults use text messages at least once a day.
- This is more than the figure for face-to-face contact (49%), speaking on a mobile phone (47%) and social networking (33%).
- Text messaging used by 90% of 16 to 24-year-olds to communicate at least once a day with friends and family.
- This is followed by social networking (74%), mobile phone calls (67%) and face-to-face contact (63%).
- The time spent on a mobile phone is down for the first time, from 125 billion minutes in 2010 to 124 billion last year, while calls made on landlines continued to drop by 10%.
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 British 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.
Samsung Electronics has become the world's largest seller of mobile phones after it recorded the highest number of sales in the first quarter of 2012, the Associated Press reported.
It said a surge in Galaxy smartphones helped the company outshine rivals such as Nokia, previously the number one provider, to clinch the top spot.
The company's net profit nearly doubled from a year earlier to a record £2.76 billion for the fiscal quarter.
People have told ITV News if they feel they are getting value for money from their contracts:
Many of us do not realise how we are using up our allowances.
People are unaware that video calling a friend through the Skype app (51%), logging into Facebook through an app (43%) and having a Twitter app stored on the phone though not in use (81%), all eat up their data quota.
Of the £5 billion people are wasting each year, £173 million comes from additional data charges for accessing the internet.
Just over a tenth of people (12%) know what 1MB costs them outside of the data included in their contact.
A new report claims people are wasting £5 billion by being on the wrong mobile phone tariff.
The study found nearly half of us (47%) are unaware of the data allowance and the number of free minutes and texts on our contracts.
Researchers say this is costing each person on average £194 a year.