Ini Dia Pemegang Rekor SMS Terbanyak Dan Tercepat.
Beberapa hari lalu Nypost.com memberitakan tentang seorang remaja putri di AS yang punya rekor ber-SMS sebanyak 14.528 kali selama sebulan.
Ternyata, rekor belum seberapa dibandingkan jumlah SMS yang dibuat seorang remaja putri lainnya di AS.
Nypost melaporkan Emilee Cox (14) dalam sebulan bisa mengirim 35.463 SMS. "Saya memang kurang lebih selalu ber-SMS," kata siswi kelas 1 di SMA Eas Ridge, Clermont, Florida AS tersebut. "Yang diobrolkan soal pemandu sorak, sekolah, keseharian dan macam-macam."
SMS yang dia kirim ke pacarnya setiap hari jumlahnya seribu lebih dan "geng" SMS-nya sekitar 20 teman sekolah.
SMS sebanyak 35 ribu lebih itu jika dirata-rata berarti satu SMS dikirim setiap 72 detik. Dia memberitahu Nypost setelah membaca berita di media tersebut tentang Reina Hardesty (14) yang disebut-sebut pemegang rekor SMS padahal jumlahnya "hanya" 14.528 kali.
Berita Reina membuat gempar hingga dibaca 1,3 juta pembaca dan mengundang 500 komentar dari para remaja maupun orang tua dan mereka pun ramai-ramai menyebut angka SMS yang lebih besar.
Ada juga Kimberly Beall (18) dari Leonardtown, Md. yang punya rekor SMS bulan lalu 26.517. Lainnya adalah Emily Robinson (14) yang mengirim 21.238 SMS. Kimberly Garcia (15) mengirim 28.088 SMS pada November tahun lalu. Dia mampu mengetik "Hey what's up" dalam waktu dua detik!
An American teenager sent almost 500 text messages a day last month, leaving... An American teenager sent almost 500 text messages a day last month, leaving her father with a phone bill of 440 pages. Reina Hardesty, 13, sent 14,528 text messages in December - about 470 text messages a day, at an average of a message every two minutes if she was awake for 15 hours each day, the New York Post said.
Her father, Greg, said he was shocked to receive a 440 page phone bill last month. "First, I laughed. I thought: 'That's insane, that's impossible'," Mr Hardesty told the Post. "And I immediately whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible. "Then I thought maybe AT&T made some mistake on the bill."
He asked his daughter: "Who are you texting, anyway? Your entire school?" Reina said she messaged a core group of "four obsessive texters" - all girls between the ages of 12 and 13. "Well, a lot of my friends have unlimited texting. I just text them pretty much all the time," she said.
At a karaoke birthday party, Reina texted her best friend, who was sitting right next to her while others were singing, the Post said. She also texted her friends to brag about the high number of text messages she had racked up when her parents got the bill.
Fortunately for her parents, Reina's phone plan allows unlimited texting for $US30 a month. Otherwise the phone bill would have been about $2900, the Post said. Reina's parents have since placed restrictions on her phone use, forbidding her from texting after dinner. The average number of monthly texts for a 13- to 17-year-old is 1742, the Post said.
So you think you have a problem with texting?
You ain’t got nothin’ on 13-year-old Californian Reina Hardesty… You could say she has a bit of a problem. She racked up an unbelievable 14,528 text messages in one month. That works out to 484 text messages per day… That’s one text message every two minutes (not counting time while asleep). Can you say ridiculous?
The father of the girl (Greg Hardesty) thought such a feat would be impossible. He realized this wasn’t the case when he received a 440 page statement from AT&T (NYSE: T). Good grief! Thankfully, Greg has an unlimited texting plan for Reina which runs $30/month. If this wasn’t the case, he’d be slapped with a bill for almost $3,000/mth for the 14,528 messages sent in her record-setting month.
Since news of this hit the papers, Hardesty and his ex-wife have placed restrictions on Reina’s cellphone use. No kidding!?
Note to Reina: Please, oh please when you start driving… Turn your device OFF. No driving and texting!
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