The number of people using the smsgsm service in the United States is growing, but Canada is not, according to a new survey from Rogers Communications Canada.
The company says the number of sms users in Canada is now at the highest level since 2010, with more than 50 per cent of people texting their friends, family and co-workers in the country.
The survey of about 2,500 Canadians, conducted by The Globe and Mail and Ipsos Reid for Rogers Communications in January, found that a quarter of people surveyed have used the service.
But while Canadians are enjoying the benefits of the smsr service, the company’s CEO says it is time to move beyond its service to one that is available in the U.S. “This is a global opportunity and one that Canadians will find it difficult to compete with,” Mike Morin said.
“Our focus is on the U!
S., which has been the fastest-growing country in Canada.”
A survey by Ipsos released in December showed that the average number of messages sent per month by Canadians has increased by almost 10 per cent since 2013.
But Rogers Communications’ Morin says that despite a huge growth in users, it is important to remember that the service is still available in a few provinces.
“It is still a good service and it’s still available across Canada,” Morin told reporters at a media briefing in Vancouver on Thursday.
“We will continue to make sure we’re adding new markets.”
Rogers Communications says it launched the smsb service in February 2014.
The service is available only to subscribers who are aged 18 and older and pay $10 per month, and it is only available in select markets in Canada.
Morin acknowledged that many Canadians are opting to pay $30 for a subscription, but said he would not “call it an exclusive deal” because there are other options available for Canadians.
The company is also launching a texting service called TextSecure, which will also be available in Canada through a partnership with Microsoft.
Moron says TextSecure is an alternative to sms, and that Canadians should not be confused with sms customers.
“The reason for the confusion is that we’re not really talking about a sms-only service,” he said.
But it is not just Canada that is catching up with other countries in terms of smsr usage.
A recent study from Pew Research Center, a U.K.-based think tank, found more than half of people aged 18 to 34 in the countries of the European Union have used a smartphone texting service.
In the U.”s case, the percentage of people who use a smsg service in their daily lives is higher than in other countries.
Only 20 per cent in the Netherlands and 28 per cent each in the UK and Canada have a smsb.
In Europe, it was just 11 per cent.
In Canada, it’s 15 per cent, the survey found.
The study was conducted from July 1 to August 3, 2015, with a sample of 1,058 people in the EU, the U, Germany, Italy and Spain.
In addition to a number of other stats, the Pew report also said that the smss and smsb are both considered a form of “texting” by some, and a “text-to-speech” technology, and should not, therefore, be compared to other types of texting services.
The Pew study found that the most common use of a smsr app is for texts, and more than a third of people in all countries said they use a text to text app on a regular basis.
A large majority of Canadians, 57 per cent said they text on a daily basis, the study found, and the average duration of their texting is one minute and 35 seconds.
It also found that Canadians are more likely to use a texting app on their phone than on a desktop or laptop computer, at 33 per cent compared to 20 per and 13 per respectively.
But the survey also found Canadians are less likely to download apps or use apps like Snapchat, a social network that was launched in the US.
That suggests the majority of people still do not use them, despite the fact that the number is growing.