In all 36.8 million texts were dispatched in King Albert's Belgium.
Telecom operators also report increased use of mobile devices. Smartphones and iPadsare increasingly being used to send messages via Twitter, Facebook or other websites.
Base registered 2.28 million MB, up 270%. The increase at Mobistar was 141% to 1.65 million MB. At Proximus the figure doubled to 2.6 million MB.