U.S. Text Messaging Declines For the First Time [Report]

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A new report published by Chetan Sharma finds that U.S. text messaging has declined for the first time, notes the NYTimes.

The study found that in Q3 of this year, cellphone owners sent an average of 678 texts a month, down from 696 texts a month in the previous quarter.

Though that’s a small dip, the change is noteworthy because for several years, text messaging had been steadily growing in the United States. Mr. Sharma said it was too early to tell whether the decline here would continue, but he noted that Internet-based messaging services, like Facebook messaging and Apple’s iMessage, had been chomping away at SMS usage. He said the decline would become more pronounced as more people buy smartphones. A bit more than 50 percent of cellphone owners here have smartphones.

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Rockne1865 - November 14, 2012 at 9:19pm
I am happy to see more people using Internet based text apps the telecoms have been ripping us off for far to long! Now call your congress person & demand that the telecoms that lease the radio spectrum offer unlimited data plans for reasonable prices!
Malookh - November 14, 2012 at 2:23am
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Leggoman - November 14, 2012 at 1:50am
Wtf this is just shit and a waste of space so 18 less txt sent a month oh breaking news that's really going to change the world. And who worked this out. Do they not have any thing better to do? who pays them for this information. So each person that txts stopped texting to one person each month fell out with girl friend ect ect it's really no big deal, next month it will go up as some get new friends and txt more. If it was down 1000 of txt a month then you would have some thing to talk about as that would mean some thing is out that's better than texting ????
Onemanwireless iPhone unlock - November 13, 2012 at 11:14pm
These stats are probably off because people use text messaging apps and messengers way more than they used to. There a ton of free messaging apps. I personally use one and save myself $20/mo that way.
They see me trollin' - November 13, 2012 at 10:01pm
This website is full of trolls. What does being fat have to do with text messages? Stooopid Americans.
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