More British than ever are letting their fingers do the talking.
According to an annual communications market report by Ofcom, a UK regulatory agency, residents are now more likely to text someone on their mobile phones than to actually make a phone call. The study concluded that 58% of people texted daily, while only 47% made a phone every day in 2011.
The average Brit sends about 50 texts a week now and spends about 5% less time speaking on the phone then they did before. It was the first time that the volume of mobile calls actually fell in the annual study. Though it only dropped slightly over 1%, landlines felt the hurt the most, dropping by nearly 10%.
In comparison, most Americans still prefer to be contacted through voice.
Read more: Time