The iPhone is heralding the death of SMS. Via Forbes:
From October 2011 through August 2012, the average SMS volume of 400 Finnish iPhone users randomly selected for the survey declined by 14%. From the November peak of 111 text-messages, the volume dropped to 89 text-messages in August 2012. It’s worth noting that December was not the peak month despite the Nordic tradition of sending a flood of text-messages to friends on Christmas Eve and New Year. It seems that this tradition is already fading among iPhone users who are switching to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
It’s not just the SMS that is dying thanks to the iPhone, the regular phone call is getting replaced by VOIP apps and FaceTime. How long until we’re just buying monthly buckets of data instead of plans for voice, SMS, and mobile internet?