iPhone User: I Used 662,258 Text Messages in One Month

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  1. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    I pray he has unlimited texting
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    "And under 'people who need to get a life, get outside, and meet someone in person news' we present...""
     
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  4. Chimpy macrumors 6502

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    There are only 44,640 minutes in a 31 day month.

    That means you'd need to send/receive ~15 text messages a minute - which is one every 4 seconds, 24/7.

    WTF.
     
  5. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Holy crap. I thought my 11k sent/received was a lot.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    And that's assuming that they are up 24/7! :eek:
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I doubt this. I'd like to see what these messages were, to send one every 4 seconds he must have just wrote "lol" or something. Doesn't it take time to load up the SMS bit and the actual sending process? *not used an iPhone but on every other phone I own it takes a second or 2 to send.

    Bull?
     
  8. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well, he might have sent each message to 10 people at once, that really speeds up the process.

    And it's not like this is his regular usage, he only did this for the record so each message could be just one letter. It would still count.
     
  9. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    Seems highly unlikely. There was an article a few months ago about 2 guys that tried to break the world record for most text messages in a month. They got up to 217,000, and that was in a deliberate attempt to get as many as possible.

    http://www.intomobile.com/2009/04/2...messaging-record-ends-up-with-26000-bill.html

    According to the same article, Deepak Sharma has the record having sent 182,000 text messages in India in 2005.
     
  10. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    To everyone trying to point out that this is fake, and to the person who says he 'achieved' this accomplishment:

    WHO CARES
     
  11. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Obviously the people who are posting about it in this thread? At least it's more interesting than topics about celebrities.
     
  12. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    What a waste of resources, and you wonder why cell providers are putting caps on data. Next, they'll be putting caps on text messages for people like this that abuse the system.

    This could easily be achieved by subscribing to Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites and having those messages route through text messaging.
     
  13. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I really wish he'd stop txting me.

    The first 2 or 3 hundred thousand were pretty funny; but after that it just started to get old. (I now have 14,000 barring orders against him).

    (Seriously, is it possible to set up some kind of "out of office" auto-reply for txts? If so, imagine what might happen if one two people had auto-reply turned on, and one sent a message to the other! They'd be pinging back and forth every few seconds! :) )
     
  14. littleman23408 macrumors 6502

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    I know a mac developer that has created a ton of software. I asked him about this via text a long time ago, and he text back "Hi, I am busy at the moment, I will get to your message when I can, Thanks!"

    This made me remind myself of that and I still think this would be a good idea.
     
  15. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I've gone through 2000 in a single hour when I was part of a group organising a protest demo. Sending long updates to 50-60 people at a time burns through the messages.

    Nowadays I'm lucky to break 300 texts in a month.

    If you created a group with 1000 people in it, and sent it 200 messages in one day, with each message being 3 texts long, hey, that's 600,000 texts in a single day! FTW.
     
  16. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Easy:
    Find a 10.5 thousand character text and sent it via sms, Done.:eek: No automated thing there, Just a long piece of text needed
    Or just go to twitter and sign up for sms updates and follow everybody on there.
    Or have your computer forward all your email to sms and then sign up for all the email newsletters you can.
    Post your email address on a website that is well known and forward it to sms

    For more dramatic effect, combine all of those into one

    More phones= easier to do this. Anybody could break this "record" through automated means and tones of phones on a family plan
     
  17. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Minus the fact that those message only count as 1 message.

    I can use a group message for example and send out a text to 100 people. It counts as 1 text message for me.
     
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    so you can make a youtube video about it and be the envy of the nerd world
     
  20. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    One month last year I sent around 11,000 texts and I though that was an insane amount. A text every 4 seconds 24/7 is beyond unbelieveable.
     
  21. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    Maybe it's different there but here if I did that it would count as 100 texts.
     
  22. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    It says sent and received, so its combined. He probably told all of his friends to spam him or used one of those online sites to send a bunch of texts.

    Either way, lame whether or not he actually legitimately did this or he used a program.
     
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    My bills never come with a detailed list of every text.
     

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