4 reasons why today is the beginning of the end… for mobile
I’ve been saying it for years, and it is finally happening… I just didn’t think it would be T-Mobile to make the first move. Today’s release of Bobsled and CES in Las Vegas marks the moment that minutes and SMS packages beging to die, and wholly data-driven mobile communications are born. And to have a carrier make such a bold move on this direction is amazing.
Basically this is a carrier-sponsored, device agnostic, cloud-supported love-child-app of a Facebook Messenger, Skype, and WhatsApp threesome (inappropriate?). It integrates with your contacts, FB friends, and provides 100% scott free messaging and calling across all devices and platforms.
Here are the reasons why this is such a game changer:
- 4G: This launch coincides with T-Mobile’s official launch of nationwide 4G service, which puts this super-fast connectivity within reach of virtually all U.S. mobile subscribers.
- Facebook: The social graph is real, and it fuels our interpersonal communication. This app integrates so seamlessly, its not even funny. FB is the reason why this app will explode.
- FREE: $0 app, calls, and messages. Need I say more? Goodbye minutes and SMS overages…
- Carriers: Until now, free messaging apps have been 3rd party. To have a carrier back this AND allow it to be cross platform and cross carrier will put the pressure on the industry to move in this direction.