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3 Comments to The days of SMS are numbered?

  1. chanuka's Gravatar chanuka
    August 9, 2007 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Please also have a look at the comments at

  2. August 9, 2007 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Australia doesn’t qualify to be the benchmark of any mass market product’s or service’s growth prediction. Gartner should have assessed the SMS trend in China, the ASEAN and South Asian countries. It is not SMS but the bullish consulting outfits’ days are getting numbered instead.

  3. Laurent Elder's Gravatar Laurent Elder
    August 10, 2007 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    I agree completely. It’s an interesting article and I can understand the logic that people with monthly subscriptions, who seemingly will have email access bundled in their monthly phone charges, will revert to mobile email rather than (expensive) SMS…but for pre-paid customers – who are the ones we’re interested in and the growth share of the world market (I think?)- I can’t imagine mobile email would be “free”. Hence SMS should live on and probably grow amongst those who need low cost communications the most.


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