US Catching On To Text Messaging

The Associated Press has apparently caught on to the fact that Americans are finally starting to experiment with text messaging. It’s no where near as popular as it is in Europe and Asia, but there’s some signs that it’s catching on. However, many people think it will never be as big here for a few reasons. First, most people here have computers and internet access and spend plenty of time emailing and instant messaging. They often look at text messaging as a clunky, slower version of instant messaging. They would rather just wait until they got to a computer. Then, there’s the fact that most voice calls in the US are flat-rate, so there’s no extra charges to make a call. Since text messages often cost extra, the incentive here is to just make a phone call instead of messaging.

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