As public attention shifts from one messaging app to another,the usage of SMS has become sporadic. SMS costs money whereas WhatsApp.
Viber and Snapchat just require an active internet connection (which you have to pay for anyway!!). I always wonder why people refer to WhatsApp and the like as ” free messaging services”; Haven’t they heard of the expression ” There‘s no such thing as a free lunch” ?
WhatsApp is used as a data collection source for Facebook marketing. If you are someone who doesn’t give a damn about what your friends like then you are safe from Facebook marketing 🙂
Anyway,here are my top 4 reasons fro still using SMS:-
1. Puts a cap on number of messages sent per day as each message costs money.
2.Sending a lot of SMS does not drain my phone battery unlike messaging apps which require internet connectivity.
3. No one know when I am typing out a message :WhatsApp and Viber (some of the apps that I’ve used) have a feature that shows you when the other person is typing out a reply. I guess this feature enables one to wait when someone is replying but I certainly don’t know how to answer ” I was waiting for you to reply…I saw you typing”.(Wondering if Whatsapp could include a feature to hide “typing” status…hmm).
4. You can’t see my online status : WhatsApp does have features to hide your online status but when you have a ton of contacts calibrating the settings for each one of them is tiresome. Also, the “last seen status” complicates a lot of interactions as you can never successfully multitask responding to people.
So there it is…my 4 reasons still loving SMS. Wondering if SMS will be around in 2020. Just saying…