From an article by Victoria Song in the GizModo web site:
“Thanks to a Federal Communications Commission vote last week, wireless carriers now have more control over your text messages. If that sounds ominous, that’s because it is—so much so that now’s the perfect time to ditch regular ol’ text messaging altogether.
“Here’s the deal: The FCC’s decision means wireless carriers now have a greater ability to block text messages. The FCC is claiming a victory for consumers who have been bombarded with spam texts, but critics of the decision say it’s a threat to free speech. And given that there are already better alternatives to basic text messaging, like Signal, there’s little reason to not just take it all the way.”
You can read the entire article at: https://gizmodo.com/stop-sending-regular-text-messages-1831258324.
I can strongly recommend the encrypted text messaging/audio calls/2-way video calls app called Signal. I use it daily. In fact, I have recommended Signal several times in past articles here. See: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aprivacyblog.com+signal&t=h_&ia=web.