Many writers and pundits have been calling for and claiming the death of SMS for well over a year now. iMessage, GroupMe, BBM, Facebook, you name it - they're all supposed to kill of plain old SMS. Has SMS growth been slowing worldwide? Absolutely. Has it even begun to pull back in some countries. Yes. How about the US?
Not so much - according to CTIA's latest (Dec 2011) survey: SMS sent and received: 2.304 trillion 2010: 2.052 trillion (12 percent increase).
Check out more wireless stats over at the CTIA blog.