Free Smartphone services vs. SMS and voice calls

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If smartphones will open the doors to free messaging services, will SMS and voice calls be obsolete soon especially in a full LTE network?

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Free Smartphone services vs. SMS and voice calls

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Yes true! It is now threatening the SMS into obsoleteness because of the free smartphone services. They are now trying to find a way to solve this dilemma that they are facing right now.  Because the surge of the internet-enabled smartphones is rising and free voice, video, text messaging application are threatening the SMS. It was projected that although SMS has given a great contribution to non voice telecom companies around the world will fall because of the continued rise of smartphone free services. There are a lot of ways right now to send message because of instant messaging and social network media. It could be felt nowadays the change between SMS instant messaging and it is uncontrollable change. In this connection mobile phones will still exist because they also now have easy access to internet so instant messaging is not a problem they are built to cope for the change that will happen. This company must a way to make sure that they will not be obsolete or else they’ll just fade away in the picture without noticing it. 

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I don’t think so. As far as the cellular network providers are concerned, I don’t think they will allow it. I don’t think there is such a service that you can call free messaging. Even if there is a service that allows free messaging, it will all still pass within the network and even if the cellular network allowed it, I’m not sure if they will keep it for a long time since they will not earn anything from it and it’s their network that you are using.

If you are referring the free messaging service to Android applications like KakaoTalk where you can send free messages and voice calls, I don’t think it’s free at all. You see, Android applications like this require internet connection and you won’t be able to use the free messaging service of the app if your handset is not connected to the internet.

And if your handset needs to connect to the internet to be able to use the app then it’s not totally free. There are cellular network providers that offer internet cards that can be used with this type of application. If you use others’ Wi-Fi connection for your application then it is probably free service for you but not for them since it is their network that you are using.

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