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Brits 'spend more time texting than talking face-to-face'

  • 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%.

Samsung tops mobile phone sales - trumping Nokia

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.

Samsung Electronics has overtaken Nokia to become the world's largest seller of mobile phones

The company's net profit nearly doubled from a year earlier to a record £2.76 billion for the fiscal quarter.

Are you on the right mobile phone contract?

People have told ITV News if they feel they are getting value for money from their contracts:

I don't use half of my allowances, not even close to half. But to get the phone I wanted for the right price...that was the contract I had to get.

– Linda C L Johansen

I pay £42 a month and will be for 2 years, don't even think I use it.

– Carly Anne Tonner

I know what tariff I'm on, I use my allowances up...thank god for unlimited texts!!!

– Jo Cleobury