We have no Future Plan for SMS in a post SS7 World

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How do we deal with SMS if POTS goes away? After all SS7 is needed for SMS propagation and if there is no intelligent network then how do short messages get sent? The SIP Forum’s Richard Shockey here at the “Going from POTs to PANs” session says he believes that wireless carriers don’t have a plan at the moment to deal with SMS in a post-SS7 world. And as he reminds us – SMS is a very profitable service.