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8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
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jc
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jc,
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12/3/2012 | 10:30:33 PM
re: 8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
If I know a friend is on Twitter I will DM before I send a text. And many of my friends in foreign countries use whatsapp.
Gussy2000
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Gussy2000,
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12/3/2012 | 6:07:14 PM
re: 8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
I don't buy any of this for a minute.

For one, alternatives to SMS require data usage and only 53% of mobile phones are considered "smartphones". Feature phones can send text messages but not necessarily use apps like FB Messenger or Skype.

Everyone I know (and their mom) are on Facebook, using a smartphone and have the Facebook app but hardly ANY of them have any idea FB has a dedicated messaging app. That is just one example of why this article is on crack.

If I want the fastest response from ANYONE in my address book, I send an SMS message. I've found people respond to those with greater frequency and timeliness than they do to even a phone call and/or voice mail message.
Bobbyboy
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Bobbyboy,
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12/3/2012 | 6:04:05 PM
re: 8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
How is Voxer not on this list! Awesome app. Check it out if you haven't.
scottslc
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12/3/2012 | 5:30:44 PM
re: 8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
you put blackberry (bbm) as number 1. how do they find each other? There's so few of them...
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Pabloel,
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12/3/2012 | 5:27:55 PM
re: 8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
Shocked the writer did not even mention whatsapp . The real SMS killer with more than 200 million subscribers worldwide
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gotext,
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12/3/2012 | 5:03:33 PM
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I think this article missed a huge area of the texting world.. Advertising.. services like gotextpro.com enable companies to send out thousands of text within a matter of seconds to their customers.
oliverklue
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oliverklue,
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12/3/2012 | 4:42:50 PM
re: 8 Messaging Tools That Are Burying SMS
I think Whatsapp and Kik is just as effective, please research and comment.


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