Study says that chat apps are more popular than SMS
0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2013, 18:42 posted on
This day seemed inevitable. SMS has always been something of a troubled technology. It rose in popularity and became ubiquitous, but it was often saddled with exorbitant costs from carriers (especially for international SMS) and other limiting factors (for example, SMS is not unified in Japan, so users on different carriers either pay extremely high costs, or just communicate with e-mail.) Now that mobile carriers are more and more becoming simple data providers, chat services have overtaken SMS according to a new study...
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1. FlushGordon (unregistered)
I haven't used SMS in ages
HEYWIRE and VIBER always served me well
3. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
I still use SMS, am i missing out on something?!
4. JEverettnow (Posts: 202; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
I use SMS. I feel like I am out of the loop. Everyone I know uses it too. Maybe its not an American thing. I do use GMOB 365 chat app for android though
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6584; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I still use SMS. and I'm pretty sure that carriers will take away our UNLIMITED TEXT like they did our unlimited data
6. andynaija (Posts: 472; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
I doubt they'll take away unlimited texting since it's not a HUGE priority like data services are
7. evarod48 (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
yeah, they don't really care about the texts and minutes like they used to. It's all about the data now
9. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
I use Google Talk all the time and looking forward to Babel.
10. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
I don't get the point of messaging apps. Why? When text is free and unlimited. So I have to have the person actually use that app? So I have to convince a bunch of people or have different apps for different people? Besides fb message of course since everybody has fb.
11. Lifengineer (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
Well if I can chat the whole day in a couple of MBs should I be paying 0.39$ for an sms!?!?
(yes it is that expensive in our country!)
12. DrewMonroe (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
not in the Philippines I think. SMS is very popular here compared to call services. (the reason the country is dubbed "texting capital of the world". i hope someday online chatting will b popular as well in our smartphones not only with our computers.