Sending an SMS is an alternative to making a call with your mobile and ideal for exchanging news, agreeing meetings and for mobile chat. Access to current information such as weather forecasts, stock market information and sports results is becoming more and more important.
There is strong growth too in the number of mobile customers. New customer acquisition at Swisscom Mobile evened out at 886,000 in the year 2000. The customer base totalled 3,168,000 by the end of 2000 which corresponds to growth of 38.8% in comparison to the previous year.