hide sms "features" in UI
for those who are not foolishly paying to send text communcations please add option to hide such from the UI. Optionally replace with Jabber (XMPP).
There is no sane reason to use OLD sms on a smartphone! Stop burning money.
For most people, most of the time in the UK, SMS messaging is either free (included in their allowances) or very cheap. It makes sense for people who don't want to use SMS to have an option to hide it, but for people who aren't concerned by it's cost, I think the option to use it should remain.
Withhold Seth commented
I no longer tolerate sms texting. It's conveyed as Packet Data by all networks. INANITY to spend money on that atop data fees.
I don't need google knowing MY information to share with people I trust already.
My brother forced his kids to use Xmpp Texting on all their devices. Six kids and 13 devices in his verizon account was stupid expensive with sms texting. "Unlimited free sms texting" is NOT free. Removing sms texting from his plan dropped his monthly cost 46% !!!!
Waze should integrate xmpp texting for map chats, inbox, and socializing to promote waze IRL with a JID inside waze.com domain.
Platform should be capable of both
Because PRIVACY IS A RIGHT therefore we have a right to encrypt communication
I would want zRTP & sRTP encryption on Jingle (sip) notes and chats
I use both xmpp and sip.
.... the shocker...
VoLTE uses both SIP & XMPP
Microsoft Lync is both XMPP & SIP
Cisco uses both SIP & XMPP
When will the rest of us be wise?
sounds better my way commented
I greatly prefer Xmpp Texting (with OTR)
Xmpp was originally integrated into android as was SIP. Only SIP integration remains. SIP Texting is a great bridge to sms texting (voip).
sms text is absurdly expensive especially given it's now delivered over IMS!
Map Chats would be better as Xmpp Texting from within waze
Dignity Matters commented
"every phonewhich can use waze can also usean XMPP client"
why do people continue paying to inflict sms upon themselves or the ones they claim to love??
Dignity Matters commented
also not show f*book prompts, twit or other third party 'social' Widgets
Bell of truth commented
sms is also more expensive internationally
every phone which can use waze can also use an XMPP client
XMPP can be easily encrypted with OTR, a feature available in most current clients, but not for sms
computers and other devices can easily interact via XMPP. the same is NOT true for ancient sms
Igor Velkov commented
There are a reason to use sms:
- very expensive data plans on roaming in travel;
- very bad data coverage