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Report: US text messaging on the decline, data use up in Q3

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:10

Chetan Sharma's report shows that the volume of texts made in the third quarter declined as did revenue related to texting; while this has been a trend seen in western countries, this is the first time in the states that this has occurred...

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:25 5

1. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Hmm, what? Sorry, I was too busy texting while trying to drive and drink my Starbucks to promote my social status, cause that s**ts important

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 00:59

2. GreysonRX (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Data is the new hype right now, hence the reason for the price spike in data cost. In five years there will be something new and data prices will level off just like the cost of texting did.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 08:39

3. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Why pay $30+ a month to send a few kilobytes/megabytes of SMS text when you can use a small fraction of the data plan you already pay $30+ for to send a message to someone. They need to just combine them and consider SMS characters as data or they will lose money.

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