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January 15th, 2009
10:19 PM ET

14,528 Texts in a Month

The 13-year-old responsible for that said it could be called "excessive."

EXCESSIVE?  It's mind-blowing!

According to recent study I just read about, the average cell phone user sends less than 400 texts a month.  Even if you sent 400 texts a DAY, you'd only rack up 12,400 by the end of January.  What else in the world would you have time for?

You can all probably remember the days before texting; it didn't really catch on until a few years ago.  We had to make phone calls back then.  Now I'm not saying texting's not fun or useful - I send and receive around 400 texts a month - but I could certainly live without it.

Could you?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Austin

    I dont know about 400 a day lol, my average text total for one day is like, 700? Thats just a rough estimation though.

    January 15, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  2. faith

    Texting really has caught on.. to everybody! Even my parents text their friends and stuff, but it takes them like 10 minutes to write one sentence. It gets quite annoying.. but it is way easier than calling the person.

    January 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Catt Mon

    I could deffinately live without texting. If I needed to give somebody a message, I could always just run over to their house. A little exercise never hurt anybody.

    January 15, 2009 at 11:07 pm |
  4. MATTHEW

    THERE IS NO WAY I CAN SEND 14 THOUSAND IN A MONTH THAT IS A LOT FOR A 13 YEAR OLD GRIL AND THEN LOOK AT THE BILL.

    January 16, 2009 at 12:27 am |
  5. Michelle

    If someone does that in Korea, parents will kill her.
    I cannot believe how someone can sent 48 messages in a day, regulary.
    Even though it's average,,,

    January 16, 2009 at 3:01 am |
  6. simon

    i do not have a phone but my dad told me i could txt from my e-mail. now i txt regularly so about 20 a day

    January 16, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  7. mitchel

    wow this guy can really text that is crazy.

    January 16, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  8. merrill

    Wow, she was like a ninja texter

    January 16, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  9. Alina

    I don't even have a cell to text with except my parents cell, and that's a Tracfone, so you have to buy minutes, which right now we don't have enough to text with. Texting can be fun, but it's easier to call the person and get in touch with them right away, unless they don't answer or something, then by all means text. Or you could just e-mail, or leave a message, but for the love of mike don't send over 14,000 in one month!

    January 16, 2009 at 8:19 am |
  10. Matt

    thats crazy I can't even text 20 a month and I have the lg Dare

    January 16, 2009 at 8:45 am |
  11. Joshua

    Terxting makes life alittle nicer ...but to much texting is a bad thing. Like texting when you are driving and when at school

    January 16, 2009 at 8:46 am |
  12. Anonymous

    For her age, that's way too much texting. When I was her age, I didn't even have a phone, nevertheless texting. That amount of texting is pretty normal now for teenage girls around the ages of 15-18.
    I still think we should not be texting that much, it's a lot more distractive and it would be better just to call someone because you have more use of your hands. This means you can do other thing while you talk on the phone, unlike texting which requires both of your hands.
    I could definitively live without my cellphone. Actually, I lose my phone constantly (which doesn't make my mother very happy). I text maybe about 400-500 a month. I do have unlimited, but I don't like to spend all my time texting

    January 16, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  13. elisa

    For her age, that's way too much texting. When I was her age, I didn't even have a phone, nevertheless texting. That amount of texting is pretty normal now for teenage girls around the ages of 15-18.
    I still think we should not be texting that much, it's a lot more distractive and it would be better just to call someone because you have more use of your hands. This means you can do other thing while you talk on the phone, unlike texting which requires both of your hands.
    I could definitively live without my cellphone. Actually, I lose my phone constantly (which doesn't make my mother very happy). I text maybe about 400-500 a month. I do have unlimited, but I don't like to spend all my time texting

    January 16, 2009 at 8:51 am |
  14. Alex

    I don't even have that much time to text... I mean, what teenager does? we're in school all day (yea, guys, school where we dont text..) and i dance most days after school. so maybe it's just the people who have nothing to do who. but over the holidays.... that's a different story

    January 16, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  15. Jo

    What the! That is putting the obsess in obsessive, that is just bad and unhealthy, not to mention the money the girl is going to have to pay!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  16. David

    Texting all the time is ok but i think there are moments when you should put down the phone and just say no. There are times like when you are talking to somebody in person about something serious when it isnt nessesary. But its fine anytime else.

    January 16, 2009 at 8:53 am |
  17. Sarah

    First of all how does this girl have time to text all the time she must really have no life if all she does is text every 2 minutes of the day! What muct be so important that she has to text that much. I really don’t understand how a human can do that. She needs to do things that a productive during the day instead of texting all the time.

    January 16, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  18. David

    Texting all the time is ok but i think there are moments when you should put down the phone and just say no. There are times like when you are talking to somebody in person about something serious when it isnt necesary. But its fine anytime else.

    January 16, 2009 at 8:57 am |
  19. Caswell

    Man i and i thought i texted alot well atleast the parents dont have to pay as much! once my sister got a 900 dollar bill!

    January 16, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  20. Sophie

    🙂 wow! thats alot on text messageing! i do text alot but not that much!!!! wow! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    January 16, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  21. michael

    i love to text yeah

    January 16, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  22. Laura

    I think that texts are bad for teenagers and adults alike. Texting can make you focus on your phone and not the road. You need to be careful of what you use a cell phone for. It can be a major problem in today’s world. I don’t have a cell phone right know and I am glad of it because have a cell phone going off every two second is dangers.

    January 16, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  23. Ryan

    It is incredible that a person can send 14,000 text messages a month, but it just doesn’t seem possible. To reach 14,000 text messages a person must be texting at all times. Personally I don’t see how you can send that many text messages and still be able to do other things. It just seems crazy.

    January 16, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  24. Billy

    i love to text!!!!!!! it's kool!!!!!!!!! im trying to beat that one girl's record!!!!!!!!
    and im really close to it!!!!!!!!! u betta watch out america billy is going for the texting record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  25. Alfonzo

    WOW good job

    January 16, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  26. bridget

    i couldn't ever do that. I see some people texting all day. But mostly teenagers 16-18. 13 years old and texting that much you would have to be a fast texter or just text a lot

    January 16, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  27. Ms. Leon

    I could live without texting but I do have to say that it's very convenient to send someone a text message especially if the other person is busy and could not get to a phone. On the other hand, young kids use it more as a social network and I can see how it can get pricey. As a teacher, I see how many students are forgetting how to spell because they use the texting spelling 24/7. If you have a phone with a keyboard, texting can be written easily.

    January 16, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  28. Sean

    14,528 texts is just way too much. I text a fair amount but im sure i text less in a month that she does in a day. That is just way too excesive. This even isn't the most outragous texting fling I've heard. One woman in England texted her ex every 8 seconds for six months.

    January 16, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  29. Matthew

    My hands hurt just watching it.

    January 16, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  30. akash

    I could probally live without texting. The thing is that why don't people just call rather than text

    January 16, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  31. Logan

    I text a lot too, but never has it been close to 400 a day. I don't know what all you would have to talk about with someone!

    January 16, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  32. jane

    wow! i can`t do that so a lot
    my average text total for one month about 400?
    but, i couldn`t live without texting.^

    January 16, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  33. Tyler

    No, I couldn't live without texting. I'm so used to it now and it really effects the way I talk to people. It's so convenient and easy.

    January 16, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  34. Andrea

    I text on my cellphone all the time, but over 14 thousand text messages in a month? I can just barely get to 300, and that's if I'm on a texting rampage! Thirteen-year-olds need to find something better to do than text (watch CNN Student News, for example)!

    January 16, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  35. Kayla

    Carl i think that i could totally top that txting

    January 16, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  36. Michaela

    My sister got 10,535 and I thought that was a lot.

    January 16, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  37. Mrs.Hongs Class

    I think that is cool that the girl sent 485 txts a day amazing!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  38. Hunter

    I can never text that much in a year! If I did that my parents would kill me!!

    January 16, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  39. ashley

    thats a lot of texts and i think im close to it even though that i dont want to be.and i txt about 5,000 each mounth

    January 16, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  40. Mrs.hong's class

    Texting is bad if out of proportion.

    January 16, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  41. mrs. hongs class

    racism is soooooo terrible!!!! skin should not be an excuse or something to be ashamed of!

    January 16, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  42. Mrs.Hong class

    I bet we could'nt get that all together and we have 29 people.

    January 16, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  43. Alie

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thts alot of txts. i don't even txt tht much. how do u txt like tht on such a little fone

    January 16, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  44. Jenna

    WoW !! I thougth my brother texted a lot !

    January 16, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  45. Blaze

    I don't have a job i don't like to text 400 a day i would either call that person or go to their house

    January 16, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  46. Felicia

    No fair, I don't even have a cell phone. But I am amazed that someone could text that much in a month.

    January 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  47. jimmy

    14,528 thats nothing. I text way more than that in a month. It is very addicting, and i love to do it. Just as much as i love watching your show.

    January 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  48. David

    My texting limit is actually 1500-2500 in a day, averaging 25000 a month

    January 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  49. Ian

    I think that number is ginornous! I text a lot but...WOW! I don't even think my brother texts that much and he never puts his phone down!

    January 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm |
  50. Ross

    I think that this child's texting habits are quite ridiculous. My texts per month are barely over 1,000 usually. This girl must have a lot of friends. All I have to say is that this girl needs to slow down!

    January 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  51. Ricky

    I have sent a lot of texts in a month before. i mean like in the thousands but not even close to 14,000 it is rediculous to use your phone that much i recently have been text free and i never went through withdrawels so i wold be fine with not texting.

    January 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  52. Stephanie

    It’s hard to believe that came from a 13 year old. 14,528 texts in one month??? Does she have Olympic fingers or something? And who was she texting? Thank god she had unlimited! This should be against the law or something, what happened to the times when kids were normal and played outside?

    January 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  53. Griffin

    I have never been much of a texting person. I got a phone 2 years ago and my mom gave 250 texts a month but i would be surprised if i used 30. I don't think i know anybody that texts uncontrollably like this 13 year old. The only thing i use now for talking to friends is Facebook.

    January 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  54. Sam

    That's stupid

    January 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  55. Spencer

    I am a fan of texting because at times it is easier and quicker just to text something to a friend, but 14,000 is ridiculous. Teenagers are texting way much and many of them just need to get a life and stop texting. The girl on CNN news was sending a text every two minutes, which basically shows that she wasn’t doing anything else with her life. Communicating verbally is much more beneficial than communicating through a text message, and there are other things in life besides addicting text messages.

    January 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  56. Tabitha

    I do enjoy texting, but i wouldn't make it my life. She went a little overboard with texting. I was on a break from school too and i didn't text WAY over. Texting is something to do not a passion.

    January 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  57. Terrell

    are her fingers on fire ?

    January 16, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  58. Cameron

    Wow! That is a bunch a texts! I know a girl that does a lot of texting, but 14,528. . . . . that is way to many texts! Maybe she could go into the Guiniess World Record Book of 2010! That would be too cool.

    January 16, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  59. Brock

    No Way Jose. My mom Would Kill Me if I texted 24/7 and the bill was over $12000. If that girl would not have that unlimited text plan her parents would work her to sweat!!!!. Good thing I dont Have A Cell Phone.

    January 16, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  60. Christiane

    I couldn't go a day without texting.....i love to text. Its better than talking on the phone

    January 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  61. MacKenna

    My parents would not be happy if I did that. I have had my cell phone for 2 years, and I don't think I have sent/recieved 5000 texts!!! To do that in a day is crazy!

    January 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  62. Andrew

    I could live without texting. I don't really believe that the 13 year-old could text that much. If I texted that much my fingers would hurt. I wonder, do hers?

    January 16, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  63. WOWKOOL

    WOW WOW WOW. KOOL. I CAN ONLY TEXT 2,492 TEXTS IN A DAY

    January 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  64. Hunter

    Atleast it was the unlimited text plan!!!:)

    January 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  65. Kayla

    I love texting, It is like my addiction. I can see myself texting that much. My usual texting per month is about 1,000. It can't be that hard

    January 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  66. Hannah

    Wow. That is a lot! I love texting, but that person will problably break their fingers sooner than later!

    January 16, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  67. Kaitlyn

    I am pretty impressed on how much she texted in just a month. I don't think I could text that many textes in that so short of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  68. Rachel

    All you have to do is give her a phone and she just runs up your bill!!!

    January 16, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  69. Rachel

    Thats amazing I could never text that much, maybe in a year!!

    January 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  70. Sierra

    that's awsome!!!, but honestly a little exessive i don't even text, and to text that much i would go insane.

    January 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  71. Maegan

    I don't have a cell phone but when i am with a friend that does i'll just HAVE to text. Of course i wouldnt send 4,000 text messages. I will be getting a phone next year and I'll be sure not to make that mistake, especially THE BILL!!!! OMG I would be in sooooo much trouble if I did that!

    January 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  72. Sierra

    wow thats a little excessive i mean i couln't even type that much if i did i woud go insane!!!!!

    January 16, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  73. Carlos

    Wow that's a lot of texts!

    January 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  74. Brinley

    Who can't live without texting? Last month I sent like 2,000 texts but 14,000 texts is crazy!!! I love my Phone and I don't think I could live without it.

    January 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
  75. Joe

    What the...this is impossible for me!

    January 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  76. caitlyn

    you probably hear this alot but WOW i thought that 1,000 was alot to text in a month for my cousin. so that is the reason why the texting is costing so much!

    January 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  77. melinda

    I do love to text people but not that much. I do believe that i could live without texting for like a year but then I'd call people to much. so i'd rather text. I think that i could use my time doing more things rather than just sitting around and texting. That's just me. carl do you text?

    January 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  78. Winnie

    Wow...that is undbelievable....my hand would kill! Huh...if its like on every 2 minutes....then...well...what about the time in school? Again...wow. Lucky thing that she has unlimited..lol. txt...i guess i could survive, but the thing is sometimes its just cheaper and easier! (I have prepaid) If someone is busy, a txt wont bother them, and they can just read it later, also, you can type a lot in one message, so it definitely helps if you txt!

    January 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  79. Jackie

    WOW THATS ALOT IF I WAS HER I WOULD LIKE I AT LEAST CHILL OUT WITH WITH THE MESSAGES!!!!!!!!!!!

    aMAZING mTM ROCKS!!

    January 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  80. Wayno

    WOO! I don't think I send but 1-2 texts/day.

    Here's a suggestion for an upcoming show:

    Could you explain how currency exchange rates work, and how that affects global markets?

    Thanks,

    Wayno

    January 17, 2009 at 1:40 am |
  81. Latavia

    Wow I never knew a 13 year old could text so much I can text as much as I want but my past texting record is 89 text mostley to my bff Nia and my aunt Selana Thirteen year old i am inspired and I will try to beat your record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 17, 2009 at 9:57 am |
  82. Shannon

    I really don't know how much I can text a day... I just got my first phone that I was allowed to text with. My goal for this month is to text as much as I can!

    January 17, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  83. Natalie

    I don't even text in the first place... Even if I did, my hands would probably hurt, and my parents might get mad at me. But I can live without it. I just call to notify someone.

    January 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  84. Elizabeth

    I think that is amazing! Sure, there are plenty of other things that she could be doing, but it seems like we are headed towards many world records to come through this texting outburst!

    January 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  85. Chase

    I have a cell phone and text everyday, but I still can't imagine texting more than 200 times a day.

    January 17, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  86. Sarah

    I don't think texting is that important. If people have to talk to some one either they can meet with them or go to their house. 14,528 texts in a month is insane. Gosh, if I did that my parents would kill me. Just talk to the person.

    January 17, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  87. Greg

    haha, that's nothing. i'm 14, and i sent nearly 16,000 in the month of December.

    January 17, 2009 at 9:32 pm |
  88. shelby

    that girl must text realy fast 🙂

    January 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  89. Michelle

    🙂

    January 18, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  90. Callanan

    WIth our money proble and the amount of text i just hope their text is free...

    January 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  91. Brinley

    I love texting!!!! But then again who doesn't? I like texting way better than calling someone. I don't text as much as her but I do text a lot!!!

    January 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  92. kelsey

    i have lots of texts... and that is a lot of texts.... i hope they got free texten.lol

    January 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  93. Lauren

    Well... I suppose I could live without texting but sometimes its useful. Like, I wouldn't like having to call people for everything like asking them where they are or something like that. I have unlimited texting but I probebly only text 40 texts a month.

    January 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  94. brandy

    i think i could live without texting just cause it is kind of annoying because it is way faster to call someone up and day what you needed to say. Also not everyone can text i couldn't text till a month ago, and i know a couple of my friends still cant text.

    January 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  95. haeun

    Wow!!!
    And I thougt that my friends and I texts alot.
    I'm writing this from Korea and kids here texts 'unimaginely'. I never knew that there's a teenager who texts that much

    January 18, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  96. Kira

    I am not so much surprised i do almost 9,000 a month even when no one is answering back and i even text my parents!

    January 18, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  97. Terry

    Actually, I don't have any cell phones, but all of my friends do. So who cares? I certainly can live without texts. I'm doing it right now!

    January 18, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  98. Claire

    I could, if my parents would get me a cell phone.
    But I would have to pay the bill though.

    January 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  99. Marcus

    That's why I don't have a cell phone. I wonder what the kid's parents think of that cell phone bill.

    January 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm |
  100. Jennifer

    I have to admit....I have almost reached that this month....texting is fun...and it's a way in which I can communicate. As long as you have unlimitted you're fine.

    January 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  101. Jazmyne

    well my phone was taken away becasue of the "texting" issue.i certainly am living without it,but that dosent mean i dont miss it.

    January 19, 2009 at 7:48 am |
  102. Kayla

    WOW! I never leave my phone, but I cant even text 200 before the end of the month!! I also saw that she texted her friend right beside her so that no one could hear, I just think that is stupid.

    January 19, 2009 at 9:17 am |
  103. Pubali

    I know this one girl that is trying to beat the record so she's got 120 texts a day or atleast something around that. Sadly she has a fancy phone like a touch screen.

    January 19, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  104. Monica

    That... I reapeat.... THAT IS JUST RIDICULOUS

    January 19, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  105. Amber

    Wow, I never knew a teen could text that incredibly much! I couldn't live without my phone! Texting is a great way to communicate with friends without having to talk to them. Great for hiding emotions.

    January 19, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  106. Anna

    Sure. Texts can just be "hey wazzup" or "hey" or "hi". You'd probably get bored, waste a lot of money, and get detention.

    January 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  107. Abby

    I would think that many texts would be a waste of money. With the economy down and with that much texting for a whole month it would be a lot of trouble for some people. I would think that since the economy isn't doing too well that the texts will go down but now that most are getting unlimited I guess it's raising. Who knows? It may go out of style and something else fascinating may catch the minds of adults and kids today.

    January 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  108. Karissa

    Well Carl I think that's pretty cool I mean I could only text every 5 minutes so she beat me by 3 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  109. Karissa

    Well how about instead of texting we text see it's a different word texting text difference!!!!

    January 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  110. Hanna

    WOW!
    Thats alot of txting in one month. The person must have alot of time on their hands. Teens these days like to use the new technology we have, but sometimes they over use what we take for granted. everyone likes to use new stuff and be apart of the "in crowd", but ya know you can do whatever as long as you dont run up your parents bill!

    January 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  111. Karen

    haha. wow that is nothing. i text way more than that. i text around 20 to 25,000 texts a month. it is not excessive but very useful... at most times.

    January 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  112. Nick

    Thats freaking crazy; My mom would be like you have no life haha. I'd give her 1,000 texts thats it and then if she goes over she has to pay for them.

    January 20, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  113. Tiffany

    WOW

    January 20, 2009 at 9:07 am |
  114. Danielle

    I think that is a lot of texts and i wonder what her parents say when they look at the BILL!!!! Wow i bet their mouths drop to the floor..... If you know what i mean...

    January 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  115. Ryan

    That it is just disgusting to have that much texted in one month, I think that we shall all throw away phones and drive saftely and just use home phones.

    January 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  116. Ashley

    WOW!!!!!! If she really has that much to say to someone why doesnt she just call them. I mean really, texting can be fun but if you send 500 a day to someone, goodness, just call them!!!!!!!!!

    January 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  117. mikhail

    now that is very amazing!! if i were to do that my mom would kill me for payong my phone more attention than i do her.

    January 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  118. Utau

    Quote: "For her age, that’s way too much texting. When I was her age, I didn’t even have a phone, nevertheless texting." SO RIGHT! I have a cell phone myself but I only use it if i need to get in contact with my parents or something. The way people fuss over text messages is ridiculous!! It's not that important and my mind, why can't people just talk to each other? Some things are hard to explain in writing anyway....

    January 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  119. kayla

    carl i am a huge cell phone user
    i probally send about 750 texts a month
    but probally recive about 1,000

    January 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  120. Rene

    that is insane that kid has some serious issues.....

    January 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  121. Rachel

    I personally don't text. But my math teacher does!

    No offense but texting about junk is stupid. I'm a person who likes to talk talk talk talk talk talk (in person). So you know what I'm a slow texter I don't care-not texting doesn't kill me what now!

    But that just might be me

    January 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  122. Dylan

    So I still don't understand why she couldn't just call. It would probobly save alot of time and allow her to do something that won't giver her arthritis.

    January 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  123. Kayla

    I personally think that number should not be that high and that the teachers should keep an eye out.

    January 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm |
  124. Maggie

    I think texting is just another form of talking, and unlimited texting is alot cheeper then talking and racking up the bills for going over your minutes. It's alot of texts but I don't blame her, I couldn't live without texting either.

    January 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  125. Michael

    14,000? How do you have the time to do something like that? With 14,000 texts you can say over two and a half million words. To talk that often is completely unnecessary and it wastes a month of your life. Texting is fine, just actually go out there and interact with the people you’re talking to next time.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:08 am |
  126. Kayla

    First off texting should not control your whole life. They couldnt have any time for anything else if they are sending that many text messages out. I'm sure they dont do their work at school, do their job (if they had one), or just focus at home to do homework. I think texting is not important; if there was an emergency and you couldnt call someone you needed to get in touch with, like a Mom or Dad, because they were at work and couldnt answer your phone call, text them. Other than that just pick up the phone talk to them with voices, pick up your books and study, and lay down the phone and do something with your life, not waste it away with texting!

    January 21, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  127. ~Abby & Allison :D

    wow! That's a lot of texts!!!! Oh my goodness!!! Wowzers!

    January 21, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  128. Mallory

    As mind-blowing as these texting numbers are, personally I know that I would much rather text someone than talk to them on the phone. Texting is just easier, because you can just say something quick instead of calling them and end up staying on the phone longer than intended. Plus, texting is fun!

    January 21, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  129. Hunter

    Wow, my text bill said I used 22,891 texts in a 1 1/2 month.
    I think I was going to pass out when I saw the price but i'm still working it off and the bill came in 2 months ago. Soo, yeah i'm 14 and already have a job(:

    January 21, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  130. Iyana

    Whoa! Thats alot. i mean i go thorugh alot of text a day too butt not that many

    January 21, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  131. Robert

    I could live without texting; I just find it to be a convenience. We live such busy lives that texting is just a fast and easy way to communicate without having to stop what you are doing. I can easily be doing other things while texting, that way I can get a lot more done.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  132. Katie

    I think that her text mesages rate is pretty good but it would be easy to beet , last night alone i send 500 txt messages

    January 21, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  133. Raquel

    Wow well when i used to have a cell phone i used to text all the time but i did not know that they charged for text messages and i usually got like 120 text messages a day so the bill came and it was a 500 dollar charge for the text messages and my parents took away my cell phone and i started to get really mad i begged but they did not give it back to me and for now im cell phone less.=[

    January 21, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  134. Charles

    i usally send about 800 messages a week. its so easy to do ecpecially in school when you cant call

    January 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  135. gabby

    WOW!!!!! amazing for a 13 year old! i mean i am eleven and i text every single day!!!! But, not nearly that much that is just so much it would make my head spin!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  136. Brecca

    That is seriously wicked I have never heard of that ever! But she needs to minimise her texting.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  137. L*OG@N

    WOW!!!! That is a lot of txts. I thought I sent a lot but 7,000 is nothing to compared to that high of an amount. If I sent that many txt i would get my phone taken away for a month.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  138. Rachel

    I could definitly NOT live without txting!!!I hate it how people always say "well why dont u just call the person?" Its so stupid because yea txtin is really fun and awesome but its not just for fun, its also very convenient when people are really busy and dont have time to just sit there for a long phone call to take time outta their day, and if that doesnt convince you, its good because not both people have to be totally free to talk, like if its just a quick little question that doesnt require a big long phone call, you can just text them and if they're busy then they dont have to txt back right away they can just txt back whenever they get a free chance too.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  139. Brooke

    I think around 400 a day is normal(:

    January 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  140. hunter

    WOW idont even text ten times a month how does she dothat

    January 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  141. Edward

    That is crazy!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  142. Mitchell

    If I sent that many texts my parents would kill me. That girl needs to spend some quality time with nature.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  143. Loreen

    WOW, I could never text that much even if I had texting!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  144. Alex

    Ha thats crazy. I think my sister can out do that though. She texts about ever second probably. A very addicting thing

    January 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm |
  145. Cierra

    If had to I could probaly live without it, but I think that texting deffinitly has it's advatages, although, texting in that proportion is too much. I like to text -it gets the point across faster- but even I have cut down to about 4-5 hundred texts per month.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:41 pm |
  146. justin

    I think I could live without texting

    January 22, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  147. Crystal

    That is a lot for one month, but there also a lot of people in the world so I don't think it is that bad, it is a big number but think about how many people there are in the world.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  148. sora

    oh, that's not much.
    in korea, teenage girls send messages even 100 in a day.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  149. sora

    * even 1000

    January 22, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  150. alexandria

    That is a lot of text for a 13-year old but I sent just as much as she does, and I don't have to worry about the bill cause I have free texting. I only text 4 people and having that many text in a month for 4 people is unbelievable (I send at least 50 to 100 text a day)!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  151. Dylan

    I think that that would be a really dumb idea because people drink and drive and that is a law but some people still get away with it so banning texting while driving wouldn't do anything except for make people mad. Me personally i text A LOT but i can't drive so it doesn't really have and effect on me until i can drive

    January 22, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  152. Tyler

    I think that that would be a really dumb idea because people drink and drive and that is a law but some people still get away with it so banning texting while driving wouldn't do anything except for make people mad. Me personally i text A LOT but i can't drive so it doesn't really have and effect on me until i can drive

    January 22, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  153. Gilberto

    wow. what did you win? all you will do next is pay bills.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  154. CHEYENNE

    WOW THATS ALOT OF TEXTING!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:20 am |
  155. limo & garage

    WOW THAT IS A LOT OF TEXTING!!! 🙂

    January 22, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  156. Chyanne

    WoW i have 26,983 text messages just for the last two months!! Yea you could say i couldnt live with out my cell phone! It is by my side 24/7, if you were to take it you would definantly see some tears!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  157. gaby

    13 years old. i didnt get a cell phone till i was a junior in high school.
    and bearly got text messagining my senior year and i get 500-700 messages a day. but teenagers these days wouldnt have a life without the web nor phones.

    January 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm |
  158. Jill

    I could NEVER live without texting!!! The most I'v ever gotten is 1,352 texts in like two days! I sooooo want to beat that record! Its AWESOME!

    January 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  159. susie q

    wow i never thought anyone could text that much! i dont have a cell phone and even if i did my parents would kill me! they would make me pay for half the bill.

    January 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  160. Drew

    My girlfriend Maddy is a lot like that 400 texts a day! It's annoying...so i usually make her turn her phone off when were together.....lol, it works until she wants to text really bad.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm |
  161. Kayyla

    i think that that is ridiculous... I DONT EVEN TEXT 100... 400 a month is ok but not 14,528... who do they txt and what do they say? are the like one letter texts... like
    1st text: h
    2nd text:e
    3rd text: y

    ???

    January 22, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  162. Rachel

    It came out over Christmas break this year that my lil sister sends approx 15,000/ month. Over the break, when she was with family "SOOOO much" and not with her friends, she neared 17,000. My 17 year old sister puts this 13-year old to shame.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:54 pm |
  163. hippe

    i txt alot but that is way to much!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  164. Nicole

    I think it is really cool that she can text that fast! when I get a
    phone if I do that my dad would get really MAD at me!!!!!!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  165. Lance

    that's crazy how someone can have that many texts in one month. I have a phone and I do text but not as much as she does in a month. she must be ADDICTED!!!!! That's just CRAZY!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  166. Ashlyn

    I am close to that 10,234 text in a month!!!

    January 24, 2009 at 11:08 am |
  167. Kate

    I mean way to much texting!!!

    January 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  168. Kitty

    Wow! My parents were surprised when i beat the everyone in my family by a landslide w/ 1000 texts in one month, but i have a blackberry. And that girl was texting on a free phone. I couldn't text all that fast on my first phone, but on my blackberry, i can text as fast as i can type, maybe even faster, and im a pretty quick typer, but 14000? That a little over the top! i think my parents would confiscate my phone if i racked up that many texts, though, I have unlimted texting! I wouldnt say that i couldn't live without texting, but it makes my social life alot harder!

    January 24, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  169. Elizabeth

    I could not do it! Especially being so involved in softball, field hockey and dance. I only text about 20 texts a day. Most of the time I'm in school anyway!

    January 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  170. Sammy

    Probably not.
    Texting has become an everyday thing in a person's life.

    January 25, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  171. Wong

    Psh, I send like 20,000 texts a month.

    January 26, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  172. Student

    I think that the girls mom should take away the phone from her

    January 26, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  173. kara

    awesome you go just dont text when your with someone

    January 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  174. Symone

    Sweet I wounder if I could do that. I think she sould kep the phone. She doing what girls do. (Text,text,text,talk,text,text,talk,text,text,talk,text,text,talk.........)

    January 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  175. AARON

    I think someone needs a life

    January 26, 2009 at 8:19 pm |
  176. Karen

    It all really depends what type of phone u have lets she had metro or something that unlimted. I cant text on my phone but if i could i whouldent stop(maybe i can bet her record)!!!!!!! =p

    January 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  177. Karen!

    GIRLS GOTTA DO WAT GIRLS GOTTA DO!!!!!!!!!!!! =) (=

    January 26, 2009 at 8:25 pm |
  178. Eli

    I've had my phone Say ...2 years and i've only sent and recived 20 text massegas

    January 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  179. Eli

    ( >:

    January 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  180. Rio

    Wow, thats a lot of texts. I don't know how that's even possible. I think thats a little rediculous. She probably does nothing but texting. Or if she does, i dont know how she makes time for it. I text a lot, but not to that extreme. Her parents must be poor now. I hope she has unlimited.

    January 27, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  181. Rio

    Wow, thats a lot of texts. I didn't even know that was possible. I think thats a little ridiculous. She probably does nothing but texting. Or if she does, I dont know how she makes time for it. I text a lot, but not to that extreme. Her parents must be poor now. I hope she has unlimited texting.

    January 27, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  182. Taylor

    Personally, I think that sending that many text a day is slightly ridiculuos. Most people have lives! If you do know that you are sending that many text a day, then I think that your parents or whomever should do something about. YOUR ROTTING OUT YOUR BRAIN!

    January 27, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  183. Kiara

    I mean i would like it thats all people do today is text. but personal i couldnt do it because i wouldnt have my phone if i did that. i would have to pay my own bill. and that's not happening because i dont feel like getting a job rite now...........

    January 27, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  184. Marquesha

    I definately cannot live without texting. Im a text feen thats mainly all i do. Plus i love texting in class although im not suppose to (shh) but i cant live without it.

    January 27, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  185. Sinjun

    tsk tsk only 14,000 a month? i break that in a week 😀

    January 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  186. cody

    that is alot i cant get that in a year OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  187. Anonymous

    i wonder what kind of parents she has. Y would they even let her txt that much

    January 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  188. Mr. Panamarczuk's 1st Block Class

    i think your texting amount mostly depeneds on your age.

    January 28, 2009 at 8:42 am |
  189. Rickie

    of course i could live without texting. before i had my cell phone i did. its just that some people find it easier to say something in a text message then over the phone or in person.

    January 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  190. caleb

    I so could not live without texting it's my life.

    January 29, 2009 at 8:30 am |
  191. Jeremiah

    I couldn`t live without texts, or texting. I couldn`t because I mumble, and can`t talk clearly on on the phone, so I use texting to stay in touch.
    My friends say I sound like Ozzie on that new commercial, that's how much I mumble.

    January 29, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  192. Logan

    That is amazing.
    im a big texter but iv never sent that much

    January 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  193. Keagan

    My brother sends and gets 1000 texts a month but he never sends over 2500 a month. So I don't get how this kid sends 14528 texts a month!

    January 30, 2009 at 8:27 am |
  194. ashlynn

    that's just crazy that someone could text that fast.I know someone with 10,ooo texts once, though!

    January 30, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  195. April

    How would her parents let her do that? I'm sure I'd get grounded for sure!

    January 30, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  196. zach

    you guys, i own the girl who ONLY did 14,000 text a month, that is like, what i do in an hour.

    January 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  197. MARGARITA

    OMG! TXTING THAT MUCH IS SO BAD ...I WOULD SO NOT DO THAT !I LUV TXTING AND ALL, BUT IF I TXT THAT MUCH I WOULD IN A BIG DEAL WITH MY MOM BECAUSE OF MONEY ISSUES. ; )

    January 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  198. Katie

    Oh i have done more than that!!! hehe 😀

    January 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  199. noelle

    wow that a lot of texting i barly have enough time to send 1000 text per month. she must have good texting ability and her friends beter be ready to get a lot of texts

    January 31, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  200. mason

    carl.... i dont know what your thinking!! nobody could live without texting

    January 31, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  201. Danielle

    No, I couldn't because texting is how I talk to my friends over the phone because it's faster and you don't have to get annoyed with the person for talking so long and because texting is so much fun!

    January 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  202. Jess

    Us girls are addicated to our phones.
    I could have about 800 a day, only if i were away from computer.

    February 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm |
  203. ami&sami

    I don't think 14,528 text are a lot, I know someone who text over 30,000 messages. =D

    February 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  204. Maddy & Courtney

    Oh lordy, 14,528 texts a day is a lot, but hey, if that's what they want to do with their life fine with me!

    February 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  205. *Brianna*

    Texting is really fun but wouldn't it get boring doing that many texts in a day or month.

    February 3, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  206. lauren

    I love texting so much. I think 14,528 texts might be alittle bit to much

    February 3, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  207. Rachel

    carl
    im torn between thinking:this is insane, dont you have time for your family? to thinking:well, i could understand that because i text and so do 99% of the adults i know. texting is easier because, im a shy person and dont like talking on the phone! i hope this girl gets in the world record book!

    February 3, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  208. Yami

    I COULD LIVE WITHOUT TEXTING, I HAVE LIMITED TEXTING SO I CAN'T REALLY TEXT MUCH IN A MONTH. AM SURE THAT OTHER PEOPLE WOULD SAY OO I DIE WITHOUT MY PHONE.

    February 3, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  209. bethany

    i dont think i could send 14,528 Texts in a Month!
    mayby a year or two but not a month!
    i think thats stupid!!!

    February 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
  210. MattGc

    I sent 3500 and my parents were mad

    February 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  211. Kevin

    KIds these days. Technology is corrupting your small, overprotected minds. 14,528 texts in one month. Do you have a life?! And im surprised that her parents didnt do anything to her. They're proud of her? Whatsup with that. I hate americans. This is our future everyone.

    February 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  212. Conrad

    This is just funny, i mean really who texts that much... i wonder what his parents had to pay LOL EPIC FAIL

    February 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm |
  213. Vera

    I might be able to live without texting, but it's really convenient for me. then again, I go through over 1,000 texts a month, if my parents are lucky. 😄

    February 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm |
  214. ashley

    i couldnt live without texting,i text everyday.but my family always says wouldnt it be easier to just call the person,and my answer is no cuz i might have to say something and dont want anyone to no about.

    February 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  215. Parker

    That is one very popular 13 year old child right there. Why would a 13 year old send or receive that many texts messages in a month? This world is getting way to preoccupied with technology, it is extremely sad. Poor parents, obvislouly this is a very spoiled child with not much grounding.

    February 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  216. dan

    What the heck are you people talking about? I go thru like 20000 texts a month... 400 a day isn't that much... Comon seriously. most of my friend's average like 10000 a month 14000 or whatever isn't that much. I don't know what planet you guys are living on.

    February 22, 2009 at 1:15 am |
  217. Kayla

    i couldnt live without texting on a daily basis i text around what 750?
    i have to empty my in box like every 5 minutes!! luckily for me i have unlimited texting........ yay

    February 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
  218. tamara

    OMG LOL!!!!
    i dont even txt that much i txt like 4530 a month.
    14,528 just sounds tireing!!!!

    March 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm |