U.K's text history
The text.it website presents the history of the mobile texting concept in the U.K. The first text message was sent in December 1992, while SMS was launched commercially for the first time in 1995. The first recorded monthly text message total was 5.4 million, in April 1998 .To August 2001 was the first month in which over one billion messages were sent in the UK. In 2004, UK mobile phone owners sent an average of 72 million text messages on a typical day across the four UK GSM network operators. On average, over 3 million messages are sent every hour in Britain. The peak hours for texting are between 10.30pm and 11.00pm.