Are you a huge fan of Web-based messaging services, such as Facebook Messages, iMessages, or Whatsapp? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you probably played a role in ensuring that the overall carrier messaging trend in the US has dipped in the third quarter of this year for the first time in many years, where the average 696 text messages has fallen to a 678 text message figure per month – not much by any account, but it is still a drop.
Chetan Sharma Consulting is the company behind such statistics, and SMS use and spending do seem to have actually peaked in the US sometime in Q2 this year. While many mobile carriers have already offered unlimited text messaging packages, there are others who still do not, considering how cheaper alternatives based on Internet connectivity do cut into one’s monthly data allowance, although it lets you more or less skimp on purchasing a SMS-specific monthly plan – helping you save in the long run. Do you think that mobile messaging traffic will edge more towards Internet-based medium, or will SMS still reign supreme?