HOUSTON, TX – The typical American cellphone user sent an average of 675 text messages per month in the third quarter of the year, compared to 700 messages the previous quarter.
But texting isn’t actually down, people have just found less expensive ways to get the message across.
Rather than paying the high cost of texting plans, smartphone users are opting to use apps that offer free texts. Like Skype, Group Me, Google Voice, Viber or Facebook Messenger.
iPhone’s iMessage and Blackberry’s Messenger allow users to text one another using the existing data plan.
Avid texter Rudy Guerra said, “They’re using different methods, but the amount of texting is still the same, and I don’t think it’s going to get any less.”
All that means, is that cell providers are losing cash as well, which we’re sure will end up costing us all somewhere else.