217,000 Text Messages in a Month!

It is reported that two college buddies in Pennsylvania spent the month of March sending text messages. Why? Because the pair wanted to break the World Record for Monthly Text Messages! So, Nick Andes, 29, and Doug Klinger, 30, exchanged total 217,000 text messages during March.

According to the duo, Andes sent around 140,000 of the messages, while Klinger sent more than 70,000. Even though most of the messages were short messages like "LOL" and "Hi", the number is definitely overwhelming. Total 217,000 messages in a month means more than 7000 messages per day or nearly 300 an hour. Can you do that?

Though there is no confirmation from Guinness World Records, it appears that they succeeded in their attempt. Because the current record holder is India's Deepak Sharma who set the record with 182,000 texts in 2005. There is definitely a big difference between the two numbers.

After the feat, Andes got a $26,000 bill from T-Mobile. This was a big surprise for him as he had an unlimited text messaging plan. Well, after he explained what he was attempting to do, T-Mobile waived the bill and asked him not to attempt anything like this in the future.