Texting Declines for First Time in U.S.


Could texting be going the way of the land line?

Not yet, but according to one telecommunications analyst text messaging is on the decline.

For the first time in U.S. history, the number of monthly texts fell.

Now, that's not saying much considering the average cell phone customer now sends 675 texts a month compared to the 700 they were sending earlier in the year.

But apparently we're not communicating less ... just finding cheaper ways to do it, according to analyst Chetan Sharma.

He says more than half of the cell phones in the U.S. are smartphones, so rather than texting, more of us are using apps like Skype, Google Voice and Facebook Messenger, or getting text services built into our phones like Apple's iMessage and BlackBerry's Messenger.

How many text messages do you send in a day?

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