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11. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 18, 2013, 09:01 Dev
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 22:31:
Why do cell providers charge more for text messaging? It would cost me $4 a month more to add unlimited text to my plan. Without the unlimited plan, it's 20 cents per text, and I don't do enough texting to to make that $4/mo. cheaper.
Because its a HUGE moneymaker for them.

The end.

Seriously, thats why. Texts used to be free, when they started getting popular, they started charging to receive, then they started charging to send and receive. It started out at like 10 cents, then 20 cents then 25 cents.

Studies have been done that show their actual cost to the phone company is like 1/100th of a cent, or some such crazy low amount.
 
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