Argentina: Text Messaging

The metablog,, reports that 80% of cell phone users in Argentina use text messaging [es]. It often seems like the U.S. is about the only country that doesn't.


  • Was it this way when you were in Mexico too? Everyone I knew who had a cell phone there used it primarily to text message their friends/family.

  • Definitely. In fact, it was this way in every single country I’ve ever traveled to. I wonder what it is about America and Americans that we don’t text message as much as other countries.

  • MikeJ

    The difference is that airtime is much less expensive in the US, so we can afford to just make the 1 or 2 minute phone call instead of writing a text.

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