Philippines tops for SMS usage in 2014

The Philippines remains at the top of the SMS usage ranking for 2014. It temporarily lost top spot to Costa Rica for one year in 2011. Text messaging skyrocketed in Costa Rica following the launch of competition in the mobile market in 2011. Statistics on SMS usage in Costa Rica only became available from the regulator after our 2011 SMS market review was conducted. Similarly, SMS data for New Zealand has only recently become available from that country's Commerce Commission which would rank the nation 7th in 2011. By 2014, Costa Rica had fallen to 10th with growing mobile data usage usurping texting.  Malaysia and Turkey fell out of the top ten in 2014, replaced by France and Argentina. SMS usage remains firm in the US, Canada, Venezuela, Indonesia and Pakistan.
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