That would average over three SMS messages per day per person on the planet.
But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
He said nothing as he responded to the messages on his screen.
His phone dinged, and he looked down at one of the zillion text messages he received from any number of his Guardians every day.
My men intercepted it before it went to Anshan, just as they've intercepted other messages from Anshan directed to someone here.
I'm having some problems with messages being intercepted after they leave the planet.
There was something odd about sending out messages that didn't go through normal channels.
She recalled taking messages from Dusty to Sofi and how, at first, Darian hadn't even been able to register the sound of another human's voice.
She listened to the next two messages, also from Laurie, and all but dropped the phone.
Jessi eyed the phone, realizing there were five voice messages already this morning, along with a few texts.
Etymologically the word implies that the messages are written, but its earliest use was of appliances that depended on visual signals, such as the semaphore or optical telegraph of Claude Chappe.
Duplex telegraphy consists in the simultaneous transmission of two messages, one in each direction, over the same wire.
Dear, Gentle Poet:--I fear that you will think Helen a very troublesome little girl if she writes to you too often; but how is she to help sending you loving and grateful messages, when you do so much to make her glad?
There were a half dozen messages from both Julie and Howie from California but in view of our frenzied day, decided to let them simmer until after a much relished glass or two of wine and Molly's carefully grilled hot dogs and cheese bread.
Lana programmed her micro quickly to mirror the messages and set it to work decrypting the encoding.
She checked the comms from the mountain and fed the decrypted messages back into the computer.
Everything looked quiet, until she checked her micro again and saw that the decryption program had begun popping up the messages that had been repressed in the comms system.
It was one of many messages her micro had decoded.
There were messages from Mr. Tim mixed in with messages from General Greene.
She glanced up at the screen, feeling uneasy about reading messages the dead man had sent.
To her relief, nothing appeared too off with his messages, except the encryption.
General Greene's messages, however, made her sick to her stomach.
She stared for a long moment at the net code indicating that the receiver of the general's messages was located in the West Control Center.
Everything—the net call that brought her to the Peak, the encrypted messages she'd read, Brady's protection—had fallen into place.
Arnie found out about Greene and sent out a few messages to the Peace Command Center to warn people.
The messages and information she'd discovered had been forwarded to Mr. Tim.
"Three phone messages," Rita said, with no emotion.
I bought one of those answering machines and I let the phone ring until it gives my messages and I find out who's calling.
Before Dean finished hanging up his coat, pouring a cup of over-brewed coffee and settling in his chair, Rita Angeltoni dropped a pile of telephone messages on his desk.
Dean shuffled through the remaining telephone messages, recognizing most as unfinished business from pending investigations, but one caught his eye.
There's a big bulletin board down by the information area where everyone's supposed to check for messages if they're looking for someone.
He kept up the communication for six months, in all weathers, and found that ordinary commercial messages could be transmitted at the rate of 15 to 20 words a minute.
In the period from 1855 to 1868 the number of messages carried annually by all the telegraph companies of the United Kingdom increased from 1,017,529 to 5,781,989, or an average annual increase of 16.36 per cent.
°4d., or just over half, while the number of messages increased nearly fourfold.
The Belgian state telegraphs were started in 1850 and were at first very profitable, but for the years 1866-9 they yielded an average profit of only 2.8 per cent., and subsequently failed to earn operating expenses, the reasons for the steady decline of the profits being the opening of relatively unprofitable lines and offices, increases in wages, and a diminution in growth of the foreign and transit messages which had constituted the most profitable part of the whole business.
The profits when earned were derived mainly from foreign messages and transit messages between foreign countries, while the receipts from inland messages did not always cover expenses.
For 20 words, addressed free, was not remunerative in the then state of telegraphy, which made it necessary for messages to be re-transmitted at intervals of about 300 miles.
Even the London District Telegraph Company, which was formed in 1859 for the purpose of transmitting telegraph messages between points in metropolitan London, found that a low uniform rate was not financially practicable.
Of line and 83 offices, and in 1865 conveyed over 316,000 messages, but it was not financially successful.
The anticipations as to the increase of messages that would result from the reduction of rates were fully realized.
The number of messages increased from about 6,500,000 in 1869 to nearly io,000,000 in 1871 and to 20,000,000 in 1875, but the expectations as to net revenue were not justified by the results.
Another reason assigned by the committee appointed by the Treasury in 1875 " to investigate the causes of the increased cost of the telegraphic service since the acquisition of the telegraphs by the state " is the loss on the business of transmitting Press messages, which has been estimated as at least £300,000 a year.