Christmas Eve again busiest day for telecom operators

SLOVAKS on Christmas Eve this year again sent more text messages and made more telephone calls than usual.

Christmas calls and short messages, illustrative stock photoChristmas calls and short messages, illustrative stock photo(Source: AP/TASR)

“When it comes to text messages and multimedia messages, December 24 is the year’s busiest day,” Peter Gálik from Slovak Telekom’s press department told the TASR newswire. Telekom’s customers sent more than 11.5 million text messages – five times as many as on ordinary days and 3.5 million more than on Christmas Day last year. Apart from that, its customers made more than 4.4 million phone calls on Christmas Eve, up by 121,000 compared to last year.

Meanwhile, customers of another operator, O2, sent more than 11.1 million short text messages and made more than 4.1 million calls, said O2 spokesperson Martina Jamrichová.

Telekom’s customers also sent 250,000 MMS messages, while those using the services of O2 as many as 340,000.

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