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I thought text messages use GSM signals and have nothing to do with data..?
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I thought text messages use GSM signals and have nothing to do with data..?
So then I can download an app to send text messages, cancel my service, and use that third party app to send text messages (with WiFi off) ?
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So glad I switched to Verizon.. Even though they have Tiered Data Pricing now, it;s no where near as bad as AT&T.
 
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I only have 3 months left on AT&T and then I'll be on Sprint.
    
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I LOL at people in US complaining about cell phone charges. Try almost any country in Caribbean or most of the world. The kids spend there whole livelihood on 100 text a week seriously I lived there before (Belize). That's also why the richest man in the world (Carlos Slim Helú) made his money robbing kids just so they can have some text credit to text some friends. I'm more upset about my internet at home costing $50 and is still slow.
Count yourself blessed you don't live in a Country with a Cellular Monopoly.

Problem is some of us in the US live in places with only one ISP to choice from.
 
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This only affects new customers, though, yeah? I have AT&T right now...have for the last 6 years. Not too impressed, actually. Been thinking about switching to Tmobile...
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I wouldn't if I were you [not yet, anyway]. The whole possible AT&T + T-Mobile merger?
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This only affects new customers, though, yeah? I have AT&T right now...have for the last 6 years. Not too impressed, actually. Been thinking about switching to Tmobile...
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2 GB for 20 or 25 bucks is already insanely overpriced.
This is ridiculous.
Also, att's face at your remark, xNine:

Edited by dude120 - 8/19/11 at 1:35am
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I'd start communicating via smoke towers, or the pony express, before I signed up with AT&T.
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I'd start communicating via smoke towers, or the pony express, before I signed up with AT&T.
They'll find a way to bill you for that too.
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Very good article. All telcos charge you up the ass for texts. Like the article says the data rides along on the ping to the tower which happens no matter what. After it gets to the tower it then jumps onto the backbone and becomes regular ground line traffic. It shows how much it would cost if it rode along on the data signal instead. Amazing. They could send the text on the data signal instead but don't want to do that because then all you would need is a data plan. Also lets not forget Google voice over the data stream. Caps help kill that idea. Logically you could just pay for an unlimited data plan and use Google voice and a text messaging app off the market.

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So then I can download an app to send text messages, cancel my service, and use that third party app to send text messages (with WiFi off) ?
This is what I was thinking about doing but the problem is(I think) anybody you want to text has to have the app installed and have a data plan since it's going over the data stream. Imagine if everybody got in on this and just used the text apps for texting and Google voice for calls? The telcos would **** themselves.
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logically you could just use a provider like sprint "simply unlimited" is just that actually unlimited.
I feel like I can trust dan.

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