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Weekend Open Forum: What's your favorite mobile messaging app?

By Jos
Feb 14, 2014
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  1. Even though overall WhatsApp has taken the lead for monthly active users, the mobile messaging app landscape continues to be highly fragmented, with different services doing well in different global regions. What are you using for your mobile messaging needs?

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  2. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 647   +227

    Favorite messaging app? LOL. I didn't know it had a name. I just hit the smiley face icon and send the messages. I guess I could care less. Mobile phones are only to be used when there is no desktop within a 10-mile radius.
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    I typically use face-to-face. Many of my peers find the entire platform dated, but I like being able to smack people who disagree with me. Most other apps don't have that feature for reasons of liability.
     
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  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,260   +223

    Kik
     
  5. Imessage, love that it a 7 min video is considered a text message even went sent outside the country!
     
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    You're missing a category in your poll - I don't message.

    And that would be me. :)
     
  7. bob333

    bob333 TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +11

    I am using GO SMS Pro!
     
  8. tomsea:
    do you still use smoke signal? ;)

    I seldom use other messaging apps but if I use one, I use viber.
     
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  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Would someone like to convince me how these are superior to normal SMS texting?
     
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  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    SMS, 'nuff said. :)
     
  11. The stock SMS one.
    It might cost a little bit more to use but it gets the job done.
     
  12. dikbozo

    dikbozo TS Enthusiast Posts: 82

    I go rea;ll old school, pencil and paper with snail mail. Can't beat it for things like being impervious to internet snooping, battery running low, 40 below or 140 above (go ahead try to use your device in those extremes). I find that this way you think 3 or 4 times before sending anything and re-reading anything you do actually commit to writing. I would rather talk face to face,(not via Skype or something)than write and these both well before any texting type thing. Too many things get sent that are misunderstood and many times you get no chance to correct.
     
  13. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    Email. No extra cost, unlimited length and formatting, everyone has an address and their device will always support it.
     
  14. dikzobo:
    but what if the mailman is the one snooping (or your wife/husband/neighbor)? almost everything is not safe when someone is determined to know and extract information.
     
  15. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 858   +339

    SMS app I got with my phone does the job, clean and simple.
     
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  16. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    I think I've said this before, why reinvent the wheel when your phone comes with one out of the box that works more than adequately for my needs. Must be a generational thing, the need to over complicate the uncomplicated.
     
  17. dikbozo

    dikbozo TS Enthusiast Posts: 82

    Please note I wrote "impervious to 'INTERNET' snooping". the written matter would have top be digitized first and then it is no longer pencil and paper. A fine point but try to remember the focus here.
     
  18. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Disabled stock Messaging and use Hangouts for SMS.
     
  19. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 707   +181

    The telephone
     
  20. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Hangouts is pretty dope.
     
  21. Telegram!
     
  22. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    I don't message either. I don't even own a cell phone.
     
  23. thehacker

    thehacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 116

    Hike
     
  24. Because chat apps are free to use whereas SMS cost an arm and a leg for many people.
     
  25. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 858   +339

    For chat apps you need internet and data connection is much more expensive than SMS, except if you have wireless everywhere you go which you probably don't.
     

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