A new report released by Telstra has shown that texting can often lead to trouble, with one in four discovering their partner is cheating through a text message.
Telstra’s State of the Nation Report canvassed 1,201 Australians in May this year on their mobile phone message behaviour and use.
It found four in 10 Australians send up to seven text messages a day, while one in three use texts to tell others about major events such as births or promotions. One in four Aussies have found out their partner was cheating by reading a text, while a further 20 percent had accidentally sent a text meant for their partner or lover to somebody else.
According to social commentator Mark McCrindle, the report highlights the uptake and influence of mobile technology on Australians.
“It’s no surprise that cheaters can often be caught out via texting…it’s likely the majority of communication would be done by text.”
Australians also admit to texting where ever they are, whether it’s when they are by themselves so they look busy (43 percent), at the movies (34 percent) or even in church (14 percent).
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