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The solution is Google Voice.
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post #42 of 136
US Cellular isn't any better. ISP's know people need internet, so they charge whatever they want. Cellphone companies are no different.

There's no getting around to paying more for less.
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post #43 of 136
"They're not alone—every other carrier charges similarly grotesque rates for texting without an SMS plan."

Not defending AT&T, but every cellular company does this.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
Thats wierd when i had at&t i used a non at&t modem and never had any problems i thk over 3 years it was down for 15mins if that. Only problem we have when i canceled and told them was switching to cable the lady was rude and hateful but i reported her to the lady that canceled our internet and she took off all the remaining balance we had. They still call and send letters all the time to get their internet back but never come to my house.
The ISPs' service seems to depend on where you live, Comcast treat people like kings over here, but I've heard horror stories about them in other parts of the country.
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They charge this much because people pay it. If people refused to pay for texting (I do not text, if you want me, call me) the price would drop.
I refuse to pay for texting. As many have said, it is a total and complete ripoff. If you really think it is unfair, then stop paying for it, no matter who the provider is.
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post #46 of 136
I'm glad I jumped ship to Verizon from AT&T. Grandfathered into Unlimited Text & Data WITH real 4G technology(not real 4G speeds, but about 20-30 faster then AT&T's 3G labeled as 4G) 30Mbps through a phone is good enough for me to call it 4G

With AT&T it seemed like the longer you were a customer, the more they screwed you. Raising prices, while reducing features and coverage....
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post #47 of 136
Gosh you guys are so ignorant. Texts cost more because CLEARLY like everyone uses them. How the hell else am I supposed to talk to 100 people about the new episode of The Jersey Shore AT THE SAME TIME? There just isn't any one other way. I use like a million texts a month to say absolutely nothing about things that suck to people I don't even like.

CLEARLY THEY ARE A HUGE DEAL LIKE TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.
    
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They charge this much because people pay it. If people refused to pay for texting (I do not text, if you want me, call me) the price would drop.
I refuse to pay for texting. As many have said, it is a total and complete ripoff. If you really think it is unfair, then stop paying for it, no matter who the provider is.
Holy crap. I thought I was alone on this. I'm sticking it to the man by using a nearly 5 year old phone that doesn't even have data enabled. What worries me is that the once a year attempts to update my phone through the network that Sprint does to try and extort charges on me have increased to two a year. I fear they may cut me off just because my phone isn't new enough for them. I can't imagine how horrible things would be with America's Terrible Telecom (ATT) monopoly. Am I the only one that thinks they not only shouldn't be allowed a merger with T-Mobile but should be split into at least fourths?
     
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Milking is nothing new in the telecommunications industry.
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What's awesome is that texting doesn't use much of their resources, yet they want you to think it does by charging a butt load for it. All cell providers rip you off. They're not charging us more because they're "upgrading" their systems. They're just charging more because they know we'll pay for it. Just like internet providers.


I'm really considering dropping my smartphone plan when it's up and just getting the cheapest regular cell plan. Of course I fore see soon every phone will be a "smartphone" to cell providers and everyone will have to pay for a smartphone plan.
Edited by Rangerscott - 8/18/11 at 7:53pm
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