How many megabytes of "text" data do you use?

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    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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    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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    I don't know how much texts cost over there, I'm going to guess 5c each. That means that texting costs $328/MB :eek:
     
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    20 cents! Wow, OK then :p
     
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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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