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To operator... do we care? No, and welcome to the future. Sometime company need to deal with this, technology evolve and there are much more better alternatives. Like today, iMessage from Apple; this service just shutdown on SMS. Not only that, there are Google Chat, Skype, MSN, Facebook Chat and etc. They are pretty instant and better than SMS as long you have internet connection.

 
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Nothing new here. This is how corporations think: we lost an opportunity to make an even more ridiculous profit! There is no limit to our greed!
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Industry experts say operators can offset any losses through effective costing plans by mobile networks.

I'd say their current data plans (at least in the U.S.) are an extremely effective means to offset these "losses."

And who's to say that people would still engaging in rampant messaging if they had to pay the cost of a text message each time they sent one out? This is just outright ridiculous.
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LOL here comes this garbage logic again.

So agree with you.
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I'm glad they lost it. If you understand the anatomy of an SMS message, you'll notice they're overcharging to an extreme level.

You mean that they charge you for a carrier signal sent by your phone on a periodic interval that costs them next to nothing so long as it is under the "character limit"? Yup...paying for something that costs nothing never really made sense to me.
     
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Originally Posted by strap624 View Post

NO ONE LOST anything, it's not like someone stole it from them. They just didn't get it. Losing something assumes that you had it in the first place.
This...

Now the organizations are going after legit customers for taking their stuff (instead of digital stuff).
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Seriously? More undeserved sympathy news for telecoms? I bet this is all a ploy for telecoms to jack up prices and restrict bandwidth even further. First they'll act like they're the victims here and then they'll end up charging us $100/mo for a 1GB plan.

This is exactly the reason why I still have a dumbphone. The costs for anything beyond a simple calling plan are insane. The telecom industry has gone in the opposite direction of technology for far too long. It makes me sick.
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post #28 of 28
I'm pretty sure the only real cost to them for SMS is the message traveling from one tower to another, or from their network to another one. But the data is so little that 1MB = 1000's of SMS messages.
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