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sms – keeps instant messaging at bay


We’ve heard plenty of talk this couple of weeks since the launch of the iPhone questioning why there are no instant messaging apps. Well the answer is pretty simple – the telcos make too much money from sms to allow a live message based service run free on mobiles.

This ‘emarketer’ article has various facts and figures from a few world mobile markets, the first table compares sms to internet use on mobile.

It would seem for now it just isn’t going to happen.

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