Cloud-based storage is expected to see a 44% increase by 2020, according to Connected Magazine, and AT&T is now the latest company to be considering implementation of such technology. The carrier has been pondering the idea of AT&T Messages, a cloud-based communications service that would allow you to access your text messages, multimedia messages, voicemail, and call logs from multiple devices. If you were thinking that this resembles Google Voice, you’re absolutely right; there are two distinctive differences between the services, however, and AT&T Messages prevails.
To begin with, Messages works with your AT&T phone number right off the bat. Furthermore, the service supports multimedia messages (MMS), something that rival Google Voice does not. A free beta version of AT&T Messages is available on the Android Market, to be used with the AT&T messaging portal. An iOS app and tablet-optimized version of the service will be released later this year.