4.1 billion+ text messages are sent daily in the U.S.
99% of mobile phones are SMS-enabled out of the box.
95% of mobile customers have text messaging plans.
While much of the mobile industry is focused on apps, location based services and more recently tablet devices, many mainstream consumers are just now catching up to text messaging in the U.S. It’s becoming as ubiquitous as a phone call with plenty of personal reasons when and why to use it instead of calling.
I was recently interviewed by Rob Woodbridge @RobWoodbridge on UTETHER.tv in a piece he calls “Text isnâ€™t dead, itâ€™s just underrated but thatâ€™s about to change.” In the interview we talk about how my Co-founder/CTO, Jay Sachdev, and I got into the mobile business, a little bit about our first product “Text a Librarian” and head into our new mobile messaging software for mobile workforces, FieldForce Mobile.
While consumers are obviously doing a lot more texting, more and more businesses are looking for ways to communicate with them via interactive, two-way text messaging software like Mosio. But more exciting is bigger business interest we are seeing via internal communications and FieldForce Mobile is quickly picking up steam.
Some of the uses, functions and industries where we’re seeing two-way text messaging interest or used:
- Sales and Marketing Representatives
- Field Technicians
- Employee Dispatch
- Field Rep Support
- Pest Control
- Alarm Company Technicians
- Nationwide Remodelers and Repair
- Field Service Agents
- Couriers and Bike Messenger Companies
Our mobile messaging platform was built for any company with a nationwide, regional or city-wide mobile workforce interested in deploying mobile communications using the equipment they already have, without the need to buy new hardware (phones) or download mobile apps.
Texting isn’t dead. Far from it.
Special thanks to Rob for the fun interview. If you haven’t checked out his site, there are some great interviews in the mobile industry.
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