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MXit is available for virtually all Java phones and has recently launched the new MXit Elite for smart-phones, an MXit client for Blackberry, and is looking to launch an mxjt application. Users can chat using up to 1 characters at a time, at a fraction of the cost of a standard SMS.
In addition to basic chat services, MXit offers users the chance to meet people, play games and customise their phones. The latest MXit version, V5. MXit now has more than 14 million chat rooms kansas worldwide Andrews, since its expansion into the international market.
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Lonly ladies wanting adult chat line also provides inexpensive access mxit online services to people who do not have internet access. A pilot study by Chigona, Chigona, Ngqokelela and Mpofuwho conducted interviews with 12 young MXit chats and nine parents, indicate that the young people who were interviewed use MXit mainly for social networking.
Findings reveal that tools such as the internet and cellular phones are chwt being used by youths to not only satisfy their own personal needs, but that they are willing to adjust to a new mxkt where they use the latest media to their advantage.
The primary target market for MXit is all males and females aged 16 to 25, while the secondary target market comprises all males and females aged 26 to