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Thread: 2 cents tax on mobile texts how much a year

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    Default 2 cents tax on mobile texts how much a year

    Ok, listening to Matt Cooper today and heard that there are 77 million texts sent a day and 24 million phone calls a day.

    Ok, basic maths HELP as my mobile phone calculator cant take it..

    How much would this be in revenue for a year, I repeat 2 cent on a text.
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    €562.1m.... i think (in a 365 day year)

    0r 1.54m a day, or €64166 per hour or €1069 per minute or €17.84 per second
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    2c on 77m i believe is 1.54m per day. So Approx 550m or thereabouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultor View Post
    562.1m.... i think
    No fair you had a calculator

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    Ok, that's what we thought here, well why not eh ? the kids don't stop texting, think about it, could not believe the amount of texts sent a day here...

    easy revenue intake ??
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    I think SMS transmissions have peaked. SMS is a 1990s technology that will fade away slowly.

    Internet-enabled phones facilitate instant messaging applications and the nature of communication (social networking sites, etc.) is shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUFF DADDY View Post
    77 million texts sent a day
    Most of them are "free".

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    Easy way to ride every consumer in the country.

    I wonder would it apply to people who are roaming here,

    Are there any competition issues arising?
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    That's assuming the tax would not discourage texting which of course it would. As people found their credit disappearing faster they would text less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter View Post
    I think SMS transmissions have peaked. SMS is a 1990s technology that will fade away slowly.

    Internet-enabled phones facilitate instant messaging applications and the nature of communication (social networking sites, etc.) is shifting.
    Fair point, but why not just put it on now while it is still in use.
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