Teens can now message each other without a data plan…Really?

By Wayne Denner


Think of all those younger teens out there with iPods and iPads who don’t have money for data plans (service from mobile phone operators) who would just love to have the ability to message their friends from their devices.

Well now they can. A new App called Jott has exploded in the States. According to a recent article on Tech Crunch co-founder Jared Allgood tells us the app has over ‘half a million active users in March, up from 150,000 active users previous’ and plans to add ‘15,000 to 20,000 users a day’. App Annie confirms this and the app has made it onto the Top 75 apps most used apps in the US.

Now you’re forgiven for scratching your head at this moment in time and thinking ‘But Wayne how can you send messages via one of these devices without using a mobile operator or data plan. Or money?” My puzzler was sore too.…

So here’s the lowdown.

The Jott App works by using whats known as a ‘mesh network’. It operates on Bluetooth or using a router that can span 100 feet of users, using the trademarked ‘Airchat’ feature.

Even with the massive growth of other messaging apps …read more

Read the full article here: http://waynedenner.com/blog/with-jott-app-teens-can-now-message-each-other-without-a-data-planreally

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