Texting overtakes talking in UK, says Ofcom study
18 July 2012 Last updated at 13:57 BST
People in the UK are now more likely to text than to make a phone call, according to new research from Ofcom.
While 58% of people communicated via texts on a daily basis in 2011, only 47% made a daily mobile call, said the country's communications industry regulator.
The new trends were revealed in its annual communications market report.
Rory Cellan-Jones reports.