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Old Jun 13, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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How many megabytes of "text" data do you use?

I'm sitting here kind of bored and thought about how text messages are nothing more than just data, each character represents 1 kb of data. So assuming that every message you send is or is close to 160 characters how much data do you use each month sending texts? I sent about 4,000 texts last month so I did: 4,000x160/1024 and this gave me about 620 megabytes of text data. Assuming this is the correct way to go about this, how much data do you use?
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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A character is one byte, not one kilobyte. 4000 texts would be 625 kilobytes.
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In the case of Notepad 1 character = 1 byte. So it would actually only be 625kb of data.

There no doubt txt messaging makes lots of profit.
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Oh yes....your correct I knew I should have looked it up again in that case let me go rework this and see. Well that's sort of boring. Not even a megabyte of data for all of those texts, that's incredible!
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Oh yes....your correct I knew I should have looked it up again in that case let me go rework this and see. Well that's sort of boring. Not even a megabyte of data for all of those texts, that's incredible!
I don't know how much texts cost over there, I'm going to guess 5c each. That means that texting costs $328/MB
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20 cents! Wow, OK then
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 05:55 PM   #8
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why arent txts free if we have unlimited data? they should be. its just data, barely any at that.
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