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    Default Bummed out text deal

    Well I'm kind of bummed out. When I got my data plan for the iPhone, text messaging was not included. I'm not a real big texter, but I do send out texts occasionally. So I signed up for ATT $5.00 plan for 200 texts a month, well more then what I actually needed, but at only $5.00 bucks I could not go wrong.

    So now I find out that was a deal reserved for the iPhone data plan. Under Android, if I want text messaging, I have to sign up for the unlimited plan at $20.00 bucks a month! I don't think I ever sent more then 60 texts in 1 month. Othewise it's like 20 cents a text message. That's insane. And to top if off, ATT sent me a text message today thanking me for renewing my contract. Do I have to pay for that?

    My newphew's really burned up my text messag allotment, but they are not real big on email. I sent one an email wishing him a happy 4th birthday. He finally replied back thanking me. And informing me he just graduated high school and asked for an iPhone touch. I told him to go ask his father.

    So I guess I'm gonna have to break down and toss the Robber Baron's another 20 bucks.
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    Default Re: Bummed out text deal

    That deal isn't reserved for the iPhone but unfortunately that is their way of forcing you to cancel your $5 200 texts a month plan for a pricer one. Services like iMessage really threw a wrench into AT&T's plans causing them to change their texting plans. The sad thing is, texting costs them relatively nothing but this is their way of stiff arming the consumer.
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    How about using Google Voice to text. It's free. Downside is that you'll need to tell people to call you on one number and text a different one. It works for me.

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    Default Re: Bummed out text deal

    Quote Originally Posted by gkamer View Post
    So now I find out that was a deal reserved for the iPhone data plan. Under Android, if I want text messaging, I have to sign up for the unlimited plan at $20.00 bucks a month! I don't think I ever sent more then 60 texts in 1 month. Othewise it's like 20 cents a text message. That's insane. And to top if off, ATT sent me a text message today thanking me for renewing my contract. Do I have to pay for that?
    That unlimited text plan should also include unlimited mobile to any mobile calling. Mine does.

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