Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Price of text messages!

Text messages cost you around, 30 cents to text one person, under 160 words. This is absolutely crazy, considering you are paying 6,000% more than what a company such as ATT pays. That's right, you heard it here. It costs them .0005\cent for them to store your message inside their database. MS (short message service) texts are limited to 160 characters because they, in effect, piggyback on a secondary data channel necessary to coordinate voice communications. Even if you're paying 10 cents per text, that's nothing to LOL about.

"Six hundred text messages contain less data than one minute of a phone call," testified Consumers Union policy analyst Joel Kelsey at a hearing before Congress. If text data rates applied, he said, a brief cell conversation would cost customers $120.


  1. That is true, but if you think about it, that's still a huge rip off. That's about...40,000 text messages would equal the cost of an unlimited plan. :F Monopoly ftw?

  2. Thats why you pay for unlimited texting :)