SMS loses ground to net-based apps on mobile phones


The humble SMS (short messaging service) is slowly losing ground. SMS is losing its importance as other telecom service providers losing their importance due to converting their services to internet-based cross-platform messaging applications. The number of subscribers who accessed internet on mobile devices was 220 million on a total wireless subscriber base of 886 million as on December 31, 2013. In contrast, only 143 million subscribers accessed internet on a total subscriber base of 868 million as on March 31, 2013.

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