Reality Bytes: Is time finally running out for the humble text?

How often do you text people or receive a text? Ten times a day? Twenty? Five years ago, the answer to that question could have been "more than 100 times a day".

27th April, 2013
People are moving over to services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.' in importance in our everyday lives.

How often do you text people or receive a text? Ten times a day? Twenty? Five years ago, the answer to that question could have been "more than 100 times a day". But not any more. Today, after more than a decade of ubiquity, SMS is starting to fade away.

In the past year, the number of SMS messages sent in Ireland has fallen by almost 10 per cent. This is despite increasingly aggressive competition in...

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