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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.