I send probably close to 2,000-2,500 - really depends on the time of year. Warmer months and summer there is more going on, thus more texting. Try telling your friends where to meet you VERBALLY in a loud bar or club. Or when you're a passenger in a car and don't want people overhearing your conversation. Texts are VERY helpful in some situations. Others verbal communication is better.
Either way...I have a BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl), and it has it'* own semi full keyboard / predictive text that works flawlessly. I can type about as fast as I can on a regular keyboard. I love my BB...the ultimate in connectivity.
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