Awesome Infographic: The Rise And Ubiquity Of SMS In The US And Worldwide

SMS is a vital element in the mobile ecosystem and still surpasses both face-to-face conversation and email in popularity around the world.  It’s a ubiquitous technology that’s available on almost any mobile phone around the world, and as such, plays a vital role in mobile marketing as well. Starting with the first text message sent …   Read More

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Awesome Infographic: The Rise And Ubiquity Of SMS In The US And WorldwideSMS is a vital element in the mobile ecosystem and still surpasses both face-to-face conversation and email in popularity around the world.  It’s a ubiquitous technology that’s available on almost any mobile phone around the world, and as such, plays a vital role in mobile marketing as well.

Starting with the first text message sent by an engineer with the simple message “Merry Christmas” back in 1992 to nearly 5 trillion SMS messages being sent annually by 2009, the technology has come along way and plays an important part in everyday life for most people.  Using data from a variety of sources, Mashable put together an awesome infographic that details the “Rise In Text Messaging” both in the US and worldwide…

Awesome Infographic: The Rise And Ubiquity Of SMS In The US And Worldwide

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  1. RobertSanchezGTM

    Very cool graphic and statistics, that is a fantastic way to show the potential reach of SMS-based marketing to key demographics. At Globaltel Media we've seen particular interest from our retail customers in the ability to provide specific product details and mobile couponing to their customers remotely. By providing customers with on the spot information about products, retailers are able to build a bond and level of trust with customers, increasing the chances of purchase and brand loyalty. This is especially true for local businesses that need to compete for market share with the larger chain stores. Thanks for the article!

  2. karanicola

    Great inforgraph! The numbers really do speak for themselves but are espeically clear through this graph. It's really interesting to see the amount of SMS going on every single day. Hope to see more of these! http://www.textripple.com

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