RootMetrics: Verizon Tops in Mobile Network Performance

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In real-world, mid-year testing of the speed and reliability of mobile networks across the nation, RootMetrics found that Verizon Wireless dominated in nearly all aspects, with AT&T following close behind. Sprint and T-Mobile generally remained a step behind, though RootMetrics sees the latter as a...Learn More

Paid Text Apps May Gain PSTN, Voice Connectivity

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Until now wireless carriers may not have paid much attention to some new players in the VoIP arena. These include companies like WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook) that sell smartphone apps that give users a limited ability to send text messages or place calls using...Learn More

Mobile Operators and IoT: Why the Big Interest?

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Any way one looks at the matter, telecom service providers have to invent or create big new revenue sources to replace dwindling voice revenues that historically have driven revenue and profits. In 2001, about 65 percent of total consumer end user spending for all things...Learn More

Communications Preference Survey: 56% Choose Phone, 25% Choose Text

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We can text or email, but a phone call remains by far the preferred form of communication for Americans, especially when a special moment or event is the motivation, according to results of a new survey conducted for Vonage by ORC International. Fifty-six percent of...Learn More

Report Finds Strong Interest in Rich Messaging, SMS Interoperability

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A large majority of smartphone and instant messaging (IM) users in the U.S. and U.K. are making use of multiple messaging channels – including SMS, MMS and IM/over-the-top (OTT) applications – on a daily basis, significantly impacting messaging traffic, according to the latest annual research...Learn More

Report: IP-Based Mobile Message to Reach Parity with SMS in 2013

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San Francisco, Calif, January 23, 2013— tyntec, a mobile interaction specialist, today released the results of a study conducted in association with GigaOM Research, naming 2013 as the year IP-based mobile messaging will equal the popularity and ubiquity of SMS. The research shows that nearly...Learn More

Report: Teens’ Mobile Phone Texting Up, Talking Down

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Teens are texting more as more and more of them are using smartphones, according to results of a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey. Teen texting volumes have risen from 50-a-day in 2009 to 60-a-day for the median text user, while some 23% of...Learn More

Report: Almost 1/3 of Texters Prefer SMS Over Voice Calling

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A Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project survey reveals the habits and preferences of SMS texters. Seventy-three percent of the 83% of Americans who own cell phones send and receive text messages. Asked how they prefer to be contacted, 31% said they prefer...Learn More

Nielsen: Teenage Girls Average 4,050 Text Messages/Month

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American teens (ages 13-17) are sending or receiving an average 3,329 text messages a month, more than six for every hour they’re awake and 8% more than was the case a year ago, according to the latest research results from The Nielsen Company. Data usage...Learn More

Verizon to Raise SMS Rates

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Verizon Wireless announced they will raise text message rates to $.20 each in March. Verizon is following a similar move made by Sprint Nextel already. The previous rates for both were $.15 per message. Both carriers are apparently trying to push subscribers towards their SMS...Learn More

Escalation of the Wireless Messaging Wars

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Verizon is unleashing unlimited messaging to compete with other wireless carriers who have done the same. Like other carriers, most notably T-Mobile, Verizon includes both single and family unlimited messaging plans. Check out the details in this RCR Wireless News article.Learn More