Updated: Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012, 3:56 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012, 3:56 PM EST
(CNN) — For the first time ever, text messaging is on the decline.
The reason? Smartphones.
Since they are Internet-enabled devices, smartphones allow users to bypass the traditional texting plans offered by wireless companies and use device-to-device messaging capabilities.
To avoid the financial blow, some carriers are starting to change their business strategies, introducing shared data plans.
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