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Is iMessage Reducing Your Text Message Usage? [Chart]

Is iMessage Reducing Your Text Message Usage? [Chart]

Posted January 3, 2012 at 10:38pm by iClarified · 27263 views
iMessage is likely reducing your text message usage and could save you money in the process, reports Neven Mrgan. He's posted a chart that shows a drastic reduction in the number of text messages he has sent since the launch of iOS 5.

Three months into iOS 5, I'm using a trivial quantity of text messages. I currently pay $10/month for up to 1000 messages. Assuming these bill at 20c/message (it varies depending on your plan, I'm told) I could cancel my messaging plan and end up paying less overall, even at that outrageous price. I'll wait another two months to confirm this massive drop - then it's time to get all Cancellor Valorum on AT&T's ass.

If any of you have checked your SMS usage since iOS 5, let us know if you're seeing the same results.

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Is iMessage Reducing Your Text Message Usage? [Chart]
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Jacek
Jacek - January 5, 2012 at 7:08am
Here, in Poland for 100$ i have unlimited plan for SMS + unlimited phone callis. So I sinple reduced smsing to 3 or 5 /m and switched to calling everyone
Pain Reaper
Pain Reaper - January 4, 2012 at 12:38pm
I'm texting more since iOS 5 and still it says that I'm sending less than before on my bill. iMessage is the shit!
fadzy
fadzy - January 4, 2012 at 12:57pm
ppl are using Whatsapp more than the stupid imsg.. not many ppl using imsg u dumb ass apple..
Pain Reaper
Pain Reaper - January 4, 2012 at 1:03pm
You choose to reply with a comment that has nothing whatsoever to to with my comment..? That seems really intelligent.. I don't use "WhatsApp" and find simple enough to use the existing messaging app.. Then again, in Sweden we don't even pay a fraction of what you pay for messages in the states.. $100 USD is enough for more than 3000 text messages per month for a year here..
MoJo
MoJo - January 4, 2012 at 10:50am
I love it. I've been using this to-go plan for years, never spent more than 100/year, serious calls only, never texted. Now I text hundreds a month, for FREE. lol
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