Poll: How Often do you use Instant Messaging in place of SMS?

In the early days, SMS (Short Message Service) use to be one of the strongest sources of income for operators and its supported by every mobile phone manufactured.

But technology has change everything with the rise of instant messengers like WhatSapp, twitter, Facebook messenger and the rest. Millions of people worldwide now use these services. Telecom operators have been complaining about the decline of the use of SMS and hence, urge the government to regulate the use of services like WhatsApp.

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Social media services is killing SMS just like the way it buried MMS (Multimedia messages). It is easy to see how WhatsApp, FB messenger, Skype and IMO are eating into operators’ revenues, as they clearly take major traffic away from both SMS and voice.

With SMS, the subscriber is billed for every message sent. In using social media and instant messaging services, the subscriber is billed from their subscribed data.

Clearly speaking, I don’t send SMS except otherwise. SMS is dying and it’s just a matter of time, it will fade out.

We’ll like to ask you, how often do you use instant messaging service regularly in place of SMS?

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21 thoughts on “Poll: How Often do you use Instant Messaging in place of SMS?”

  1. I cant remember the last time i used sms, always on instant messaging apps.. Except the person no dhy any social media, if it’s important or urgent i’ll call rather.

  2. I still use SMS once in a while.

    I don’t why the Telecom operators are complaining is their service restricted to SMS and MMS alone..

  3. I only sms when I tried to make call and there’s network problem and more . Sms is very important but some people don’t even know how to use it. Sms is needed when u want to giv someone road direction, or when you want to give price list ? or when someone u are calling couldn’t hear u very well.

  4. I still make use of Sms though…. It’s quite important in this day and time. Even with the way we’re flooded with social media platforms.

  5. I only use SMS when I have to send an official message to a Client..and that’s not something that happens often times though. But WhatsApp all the way.


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