In its report, published by Giga Om, Informa predicts that the scale will be even more imbalanced next year, when mobile chat app users will send 50 billion messages per day compared to 21 billion text messages per day. carriers often charge customers who don't subscribe to a messaging bundle between 5 cents and 25 cents per text message.
That's why so-called over-the-top apps have become so popular. ] Over-the-top (OTT) apps are third-party messaging services that don't use the carrier's SMS delivery system and instead push messages through the mobile device's data connection. Informa points out that the chat app users are sending an average of 32.6 messages per day, while SMS users are sending an average of 5 texts per day. What are these OTT mobile messaging apps, and where can you get them?
[ When you do send a message, do you type with your thumbs? Many smartphones have them built in, and others are available from Black Berry World, the Google Play Store, the i Phone App Store and the Windows Phone Store, among other places.
Text Messaging Studies done by researchers at the Pew Institute found that texting is currently the most popular method of communication among teens aged 13-17, with the average teen sending and receiving around 30 messages per day.
About 33% of teens with smartphones are using services like Whats App and Kik to send these messages to their friends.