Messaging apps skirt carriers’ fees

Messaging apps skirt carriers’ fees, Columbus Dispatch, May 20, 2013. Mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp have caught on with such force that users are sending trillions of messages a year through them, avoiding traditional texting fees. When Nick Meyer, a 22-year-old graduate student at North Carolina State University, is on his iPhone 4, he’s mostly using an app called Kik to chat with friends. Nick Meyer, statistics, featured.