Reasons for UK WhatsApp users to prefer SMS over mobile messaging as of 3rd quarter 2013

SMS preference reasons of UK WhatsApp users 2013 This statistic presents popular reasons for UK WhatsApp users to prefer SMS over mobile messaging. During a survey in the third quarter of 2013 it was found that 68 percent stated that they preferred SMS as they got unlimited SMS messages with their contract or pay-as-you-go service.
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Share of respondents
I can send SMS messages even without an internet connection68%
I get unlimited SMS with my mobile contract / pay-as-you-go service68%
My friends and family don't use mobile messaging apps so SMS works better for me49%
It's more convenient to use SMS because all I need is the phone number35%
I don't often see the notifications of mobile chat apps so SMS is an easier way to stay in touch24%
I've always used SMS and don't see any reasons to change how I stay in contact with people18%
I don't send that many messages so SMS makes more sense for me17%
I don't trust the mobile chat app companies with my conversations10%
Other3%
Share of respondents
I can send SMS messages even without an internet connection68%
I get unlimited SMS with my mobile contract / pay-as-you-go service68%
My friends and family don't use mobile messaging apps so SMS works better for me49%
It's more convenient to use SMS because all I need is the phone number35%
I don't often see the notifications of mobile chat apps so SMS is an easier way to stay in touch24%
I've always used SMS and don't see any reasons to change how I stay in contact with people18%
I don't send that many messages so SMS makes more sense for me17%
I don't trust the mobile chat app companies with my conversations10%
Other3%
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This statistic presents popular reasons for UK WhatsApp users to prefer SMS over mobile messaging. During a survey in the third quarter of 2013 it was found that 68 percent stated that they preferred SMS as they got unlimited SMS messages with their contract or pay-as-you-go service.
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Release date
July 2014
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
3rd quarter 2013
Age group
16 -64 years
Special properties
WhatsApp users

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