The relentless impact of new technology indicates texting will go the way of the fax see, Number of text messages falling.
Texting depends on the use of a phone line so it costs users.
Instant messaging is still almost free and it’s more immediate and as of now it has overtaken text messaging as a way to communicate.
Young people raised on smart phones already have virtually cast text aside and are overwhlemingly the group using IM the most.
The hold outs are people over 50 who have been much slower to become smart phone owners.
But usage of smart phone by this group is now at 50% and if IM takes over they will have to switch anyway. LIKE that New Yorkers have lots of ways to connect.