Two thirds of mobile users in Russia use SMS
A recent poll conducted by ROMIR Monitoring indicated that around two-thirds of mobile phone users in Russia use the SMS. More than half of Russia's adult population, 52%, uses mobile phones and many mobile phone users frequently use additional services offered by communication operators and providers. The poll also found that 67% of mobile phone users use SMS. Other discoveries: one out of five use SMS to access melodies while 17% use the system to acquire images. About 10% of the subjects say they use WAP-based access to the Internet, SpeedDial, horoscopes, SMS games and foreign exchange rates. The most active SMS users of the system are the residents of Russia's southern federal district…four out of five regularly send and receive SMS messages.