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[BBC] Social messaging apps 'lost networks $13.9bn in 2011'

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Social messaging applications cost mobile network operators $13.9bn (£8.8bn) in lost SMS revenue last year, a report has claimed.


Analysis firm Ovum studied global use of popular services like Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger and Facebook chat.


It concluded that mobile operators must "work together to face the challenge from major internet players".


Industry experts say operators can offset any losses through effective costing plans by mobile networks.


The report gathered usage statistics from the leading social messaging applications typically used on smartphones across the world.

To read the full article, click here.
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pocket change to them anyway .
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NO ONE LOST anything, it's not like someone stole it from them. They just didn't get it. Losing something assumes that you had it in the first place.
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Boo freakin hoo...

Either stay ahead of the curve by developing your own applications or adapt.
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NO ONE LOST anything. They just didn't get it. Losing something assumes that you had it in the first place.

This. ^&^
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Good. They don't serve the money anyways. 10 cents sometimes a txt message......ya ok........
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LOL here comes this garbage logic again.
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Not winning the lottery cost me $100 million dollars. OK, now who do I sue/copy/threaten/lobby?
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I'm glad they lost it. If you understand the anatomy of an SMS message, you'll notice they're overcharging to an extreme level.
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Hey, I sell gas. Someone came and made an electric vehicle and now I am out of business. They STOLE FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I dont see how they can stop people from going on facebook. Thats like a PR suicide.
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