Reply to post: So, once again instead of being about messages, it's about more ads???

Heir to SMS finally excites carriers, by making Google grovel

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So, once again instead of being about messages, it's about more ads???

Sure, what we need is another way to be targeted by ads wherever we go?

I use SMS exactly because they are asynchronous, I send them, you can read them whenever you like, and if you need, answer (if I need to talk to you synchronously, I'd call, we speak faster than we type). And I don't really need images, video or interactive features.

Never seen them as a form of "chat", and I am very careful about not letting anybody to use them to send me spam - or any kind of ads.

Thereby I'll disable too any new functionality that is designed to saturate me with ads - I've better and more interesting things to do than reading ads and obey to their instructions, sorry.

PS: please, break up Google (and any other entity) separating the ads business from whatever can drive standards.

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