Chat Apps Overtake SMS for the First Time

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
 
For the first time in tech history, instant messaging apps likes WhatsApp has overtaken SMS text messaging in terms of the volume of users, as reported by research firm Informa. According to Informa, almost 19 billion messages were sent daily on chat apps last year, while about 17.6 billion text messages were exchanged during that same time period. This shift may create a tremendous impact among mobile carriers, wh