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Text Messaging in Decline in 2010

Posted by David  •  Jun 15th, 2011 5:25:50 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: This Week in Google

Text Messaging in Decline in 2010


Entry remarks on the decline of text messaging in 2010 and how telecommunication companies plan on making that money back.

A CTA report says that texting only grew 8.7% in the second half of 2010. That's the smallest increase in a really long time. If people aren't texting what are telecommunication companies to do?

Will they just add data caps, and charge like crazy for that data? Will the make the consumer join a substadiesd plan? Would they introduce a data only plan that includes texting and increase rates? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. In fact you may already be
experiencing limitations like these. So what can you do? Try finding another provider, use an instant messenger! Bits are bits, and paying for texting is the most expensive data plan out there.

I have yet to experience texting outside of Google Voice, and refuse to pay for it. Guess I'm cheap like that.

Comments 2  •  Jun 15th, 2011 5:25:50 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment



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frost Says:
June 14th, 2011

Cool man. I use Google Voice all the time, and yea, this is very interesting.

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david Says:
June 14th, 2011

Yep. Keep in mind telco's are having a harder time swade people from using low cost applications like text4free, talkatone, and text+. When I leave my phone at work I use talkatone, which hooks into Google Voice and makes a wifi call for me. When I need to text I use the Google Voice app or go to Google Voices website to send SMS.

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