Is iMessage Reducing Your Text Message Usage? [Chart]

Apple released the iMessage feature along with the iOS 5 launch to all the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users as an instant messenger. We had published two posts on how you can use iMessage on iOS 5 and how to setup iMessage on iOS 5 running devices posted here.

Today, here’s some catch appeared about iMessage which is likely redusing the text message usage and could save you money in the process. According toi the reports from Neven Mrgan, posted a chart that shows a drastic reduction in the number of text messages when he sent since the launch of iOS 5.

He also says:

Three months into iOS 5, I’m using a trivial quantity of text messages. I currently pay $10/month for up to 1000 messages. Assuming these bill at 20c/message (it varies depending on your plan, I’m told) I could cancel my messaging plan and end up paying less overall, even at that outrageous price. I’ll wait another two months to confirm this massive drop – then it’s time to get all Cancellor Valorum on AT&T’s ass.

Well! iOS 5 introduced iMessage, a service that seeks to replace text messaging. Carriers view text messaging as a special, astronomically priced type of data.

If you are an iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad or iPod Touch owner running on iOS 5 and using iMessage have checked your SMS usage? No, then check it and let us know about it.

Also want to check this:

iMessage for Mac OS X Integration into iChat

Use Group iMessage on all iOS 5 Devices

How To Set Up iMessage on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch with iOS 5