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Slovenians Sent Well Over 1bn Text Messages in 2010

Ljubljana, 21 March (STA) - The number of text messages sent via mobile phones nearly doubled in the last two years and passed the 1 billion mark for the first time in 2010, the Statistics Office said on Monday.

In 2010 Slovenian mobile users sent 1.277 billion text messages. Multimedia messages (MMS) are also increasing in popularity, having surged by 34% in the last quarter of 2010 alone, when 8m were sent.

An increase was also recorded in subscriptions while the number of prepaid users dropped.

The total length of calls made in mobile networks increased by 5.3% compared to 2009, while the length of calls originating from land lines dropped by 8.1%.

The number of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) connections was also on the rise in 2010, increasing by 18% to 328,798 connections in the year to the last quarter of 2010.

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