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Originally Posted by Hiep View Post
If you send text messages through a 3rd party program, you still have to send data through AT&T's servers. How else will your text messages be sent, aside from WiFi.
Right, it will use your data plan, but that's 100,000 times cheaper than using a text plan to do it.
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post #72 of 136
Seriously people, GOOGLE VOICE!
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I fail to see the issue. If this is a problem for you, when your contract is up, go to a different provider, which, btw, will likely be introducing a similar package later. Don't think so? Does Verizon have unlimited data still?

Oh, wait, that's right... they don't. >_>

I already pay for unlimited texts, so I guess my feeling is "who cares?".. those of you that do care, you'll be better off with prepaid or something similar. ^_~
post #74 of 136
I'd get bent over no matter what cell phone company I went to, so I might as well goto a company that will give me the best service in my area. If I ever decided to stop playing the game and ditched the cell altogether, I'd be abandoned by society.
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AT&T still hasn't figured out that they aren't a monopoly anymore....
watch what happens if the merger goes through

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You haters on ATT lulz. I still have the unlimited data and texting, had it before these plans so they can't take it away!
they can, easily. note they put throttling on that unlimited data...
Edited by -iceblade^ - 8/19/11 at 8:39am
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I fail to see the issue. If this is a problem for you, when your contract is up, go to a different provider, which, btw, will likely be introducing a similar package later. Don't think so? Does Verizon have unlimited data still?

Oh, wait, that's right... they don't. >_>

I already pay for unlimited texts, so I guess my feeling is "who cares?".. those of you that do care, you'll be better off with prepaid or something similar. ^_~
I pay zero for unlimited texts, being that this is a techie forum, I'm surprised more don't use Google Voice...
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post #77 of 136
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I thought text messages use GSM signals and have nothing to do with data..?
Texts are appended to free space on the "I'm alive" signal your phone periodically sends out. Aka, they cost carriers nothing.
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AT&T milking customers again.
All carriers do this. Once the infrastructure for SMS messages is in place on a network, the actual marginal cost to send a text message is next to zero.
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The only thing I like about AT&T/T-mobile is the fact they use GSM instead of CDMA, because it's so much easier to switch phones using a sim-card than having to de-activate one, activate the other, then move all your contacts over and such. With my sim card, I have all my contacts saved to my sim, so when I get a new phone, I just pop in my sim and I'm good to go.
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The only thing I like about AT&T/T-mobile is the fact they use GSM instead of CDMA, because it's so much easier to switch phones using a sim-card than having to de-activate one, activate the other, then move all your contacts over and such. With my sim card, I have all my contacts saved to my sim, so when I get a new phone, I just pop in my sim and I'm good to go.
I used to use that argument, but now I just use google to sync my contacts. GSM is still great for sim cards regarding phone swaps though, no need to program a device.
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