Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the first text message ever sent to a cellphone.
British engineer Neil Papworth sent the first ever SMS from his computer to his friend's Orbitel 901 phone on December 3rd, 1992.
The message read: "Merry Christmas."
According to Britian's independent communications industries regulator OFCOM, more than 150 billion texts were sent in 2011 alone.
The most frequent texters in the United Kingdom are 12-15-year-olds, who send an average of 193 texts per week.
The number of texts sent in the first half of 2012 is down from a year ago. Experts say the drop in texts could be attributed to the rise of social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday: H-93 L-71, Hot & Humid PM Storms
Hottest day of the week on tap for Wedensday with evening storms moving in through early Thursday. We clear out Thursday into Friday with more comfortable conditions and lower humidity.
Wednesday: H-93 L-71
Thursday: H-83 L-73