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