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    Could texting become Obsolete as a result of smart phones?

    With more and more smart phones hitting the market why not just email friends instead of texting? What do you guys think? I wrote a short article about it here:

    Will Texting Be Obsolete Soon? - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com
    I have a lot of good how to articles about music managing and battery life etc. PM me if interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searayman View Post
    With more and more smart phones hitting the market why not just email friends instead of texting? What do you guys think? I wrote a short article about it here:

    Will Texting Be Obsolete Soon? - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com
    Ehh... Something tells me no. Texting is still way faster IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searayman View Post
    With more and more smart phones hitting the market why not just email friends instead of texting? What do you guys think? I wrote a short article about it here:

    Will Texting Be Obsolete Soon? - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

    SMS will continue to improve become more chat like. The ability to SMS a pic or video is pretty huge. It will be more interesting to see how Google Buzz effects the smart-phone/social networking market
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    And I realize it's a young technology, but since maps updated with Buzz, I have yet to once see a helpful, or in any way interesting or useful buzz by anyone within miles and miles of me.... I'll stick with my texts.
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    Texting isn't going anywhere. Look at Google Voice, free texting. This is the direction for texting IMO. It'll be free through services like GV.
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    IF it goes (or rather fades) it will be for something like chat clients not for email... With more and more phones requiring data-plans and chat clients being available for just about any device this seams the more likely substitute for immediate communication.
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    now that texting is like chat or aim, why would you rather email? my opinion, no.. it just wouldnt make sense, instant messages compared to emailing.
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    if anything i think smartphones have increased the usage of text's.

    i dont know about you but i find it much easier to send texts using a full kb rather then a t9 keypad.
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    I'm able to order my Droid in 3 days and it'll be my 1st smart phone. Can you use the data plan and some texting app which would allow you to drop your texting plan? I'm guessing it doesn't work like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunc View Post
    I'm able to order my Droid in 3 days and it'll be my 1st smart phone. Can you use the data plan and some texting app which would allow you to drop your texting plan?
    Yes. You can use Google Voice for this, just make sure when you get your Droid you do the set up on line correctly. You cannot use Google voice for MMS, so what you may want to consider is instead of dropping your current texting plan go with the 5.00 for 250 minute plan.
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