Text Messaging Usage Decline For the First Time Ever


Down from an average of 696 texts sent a month to 678 texts, cell phone companies are blaming Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s messenger application. Not to worry, cell phone companies will find some other way to charge you for not texting as much.

Read more at nytimes.com.

12 comments
RFGvac
RFGvac

I text WAAAAAAAY less than I used to.  I guess it's because it's not so new anymore.  Or maybe I don't have much to say.  Or maybe no one likes me anymore...

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

Cell phone companies are now urging you to please text and drive to help the numbers get back up

FLpro
FLpro

My interest in texting dropped off considerably since the invention of the Ibang :)

Pool Keepers Son
Pool Keepers Son

My daughter got her phone taken away last month for bad grades, those numbers will go back up as soon as she gets it back

sterlingblue
sterlingblue

I am certain this is a return to Blackberry messenger....

SLEEPYDOG
SLEEPYDOG

Text Messaging Usage Declines, Thanks Interrobang!?

JustGotRobbed
JustGotRobbed

Because every Android user (which is a majority of smartphone users) uses the superior Google Talk, which blasts every device you have logged in to your Google account, but only continues on the device you're using.