Apple Thumbs Its Nose at Carriers By Launching iMessage Without Warning

So, it looks like Apple may have unleashed its iMesssage app without telling its carrier partners. If true, Apple just thumbed its nose at AT&T, Verizon and others. You see, the iMessage app lets iOS users send messages to each other without using their SMS plan. If you have enough iOS users in your circle of friends, you can easily ditch your text messaging plan. [Via Daring Fireball and Business Insider]