Text Messages Are Here to Stay
Texting means the exchange of short form of texts over a given network. This exchange is usually done by the use of landline phones, mobile telephones and other portable devices. Nowadays it has incorporated more features thus making it possible to send text messages with sounds, pictures or even images.
Texts are used for a wide range of reasons. It is considered as a form of interaction, for placing orders, the marketing of products and alerting people. It is widely used by both individuals and big companies as a cheaper way of communicating compared to calling. This method of communication has grown widely and has even made it possible to make and receive payments in many areas of the world. Promotions can also be sent directly to mobile users. These can be sent to targeted recipients as part of a marketing campaign. Some people also use this form of text messaging to reach their supporters within the shortest time possible.
SMS has grown beyond belief, now reaching literally billions of people around the world, having been adopted as a favoured means of keeping in touch. In some places, for instance in Africa, making contact this way is much cheaper compared to telephone usage costs. Calling is much more expensive than texting. It has become very popular in Europe, Asia, China and Philippines where more than 40 millions texts are sent daily. The fact the devices are portable, unlike computers, makes it a much more convenient method of interaction.
Despite the low-cost of sending them, the providers reap many billions of dollars in revenue and profit. Thanks to recent technological developments people are now able to send texts from their mobiles to computers. This can be done back and forth. It is even cheaper than using a cell phone. Sometimes promotions by the network providers that offer so many free online SMS messages also boosts the usage of the service to mobile subscribers. Through the use of this type of messaging it has become easier to run clubs and associations. It is a more cost-effective way of coordinating things and maintaining contact among all the members affiliated to the group. Calling people would cost thrice as much and messages can also be sent in a bulk, so no repetition is involved.
As a modern form of communication sending a written short form message has become even more useful than the telephone and as such is here to stay. If you sent one now, it could be delivered to the other side of the world in the blink of an eye.