Messaging on chat apps now more popular than SMS texting

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2013
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  1. A growing number of mobile users are turning to chat apps to communicate with friends and family, shunning text messaging plans that once served as major cash cows for wireless providers. Daily traffic from services like iMessage, BlackBerry Messenger and...

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    I'm hoping for ad-hoc cellular phone-to-phone communication next so we can slay the Telecom Beasts.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It's hardly surprising. It's more personal and cheaper. As the smartphone market grows, SMSing will fade.
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Maybe because SMS charges are ridiculous? @ 25c per message.... People are used to typing tons of short messages via MSN/Skype/FB. They won't change their habits on the mobile.

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