Time Spent on Mobile Phones: 3.3 Hours Per Day

Time spent on mobile phones keeps on growing. Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report shows adult users in the US spending 3.3 hours per days on mobile, more than desktops and laptops. More people are spending multiple short sessions per day than before, consuming content in small, bite sized chunks.

 

What does this mean for businesses and nonprofits?

The way to reach people is through their mobile phones. Not everyone has a smartphone, however, nor do they have or want to download a messaging app.  SMS is compatible with almost all mobile phones, meaning you don’t need a smartphone or an app to receive messages. Plus, text messages get read.  Unlike email open rates which average 21.5% across industries, text messages have a 98% open rate.

 

 

 

Interested in learning more about SMS text messaging? Visit www.textmarks.com or call 800-696-1393.

 

 

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Melani Deyto

TextMarks is a simple and reliable SMS text messaging service that allows you to build your business or engage your community through group text communications, SMS auto-responders and mobile marketing solutions. Melani Deyto is a staff writer for TextMarks.

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