all these new data plans...but why no new text plans?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Noelmel, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Noelmel macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    i wish they would come up with some new text plans. I would never use 1500...but 200 just isnt enough! Thats a huge jump. They need one in between like 500 or 750. Insted of all these new data plan changes they should have added some new text plans!
  2. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    While at the very lease an upgrade with a 500 or 750 text option would be nice. Ever since we started paying for data, texting charges have become bs. There just data, and extremely small amounts of data. so as a smart phone user who requires a data plan the future really is to include texting in the data charges and get rid of the texting charges.
  3. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I agree. Also, 20 freaking bucks for unlimited is waaaay too much. isn't it like 5 bucks on other carriers/plans?? I'll be getting the 1500 when i get my iphone 4g, and at this point, I'm really not sure if I'll use them all, but I'll definitely use more than 200...
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    This is their cash cow so don't expect to see any drops soon.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    It looks like unlimited text for Verizon is also $20.

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  6. Noelmel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    yah i had tried calling to add one of those codes on here for 750 for $7.50 and the lady told me it was a scam lol. But while on the phone I asked her why they didnt have any plans in between 200 and 1500 and she said they were "working on that and should hopefully have new plans soon" yah right
  7. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    It's only ten bucks on T-Mobile...but still a valid point that 2 out of 3 carriers have it for $20.

    EDIT: It's $10/month on Sprint too.
  8. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Cause AT&T knows the majority of their users text between 200-800

    they are forcing u to the higher 1500 text plan.

    Same thing with those who only sign up for 200 text those users only text less than 75 per month.

    AT&T did those txt plans purely on reason they will make money.

    Notice how the data plan jumps from 200mb to 2gb but there's no 500mb data plan? Cause they know most iPhone users consume 150-400mb a month. Therfore forcing the majority of those users to the $25 data 2GB plan they probably don't need
  9. spyda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2009
    I can only hope that a GV app on iPhone see's the light of day, but probably not.
  10. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    I'm one of those people who thinks the world owes me everything. I want a new iPhone every summer with unlimited voice, text, and data for $4.99 per month. It's just not fair. ;)

    Dear, lord, people. Exchange your phone for Dixie cups and yarn and forget the whole thing. No one's forcing you to ***** use it.
  11. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    What does AT&T being greedy have to do with people having gripes about it?

    It IS unfair. It IS greedy, and it IS wrong. It doesn't mean people shouldn't post their dislike about it.

    If you're paying $25 for 2GB of data, text messages ARE sent data. INSANELY small kb's of data. You're paying twice, for the same thing. Always have been, except now it's limited.

    But as a previous poster said...their cash cow is text message plans. It'll never be included in data again as it once was.
  12. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    Fine. Then get a regular dumbphone and stop using MacRumors for group therapy. Every damn thread is a "Whaaa! The world's not fair" gripe session.
  13. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Expect to see new and improved texting plans:

    100 for 3.00
    225 for 6.00
    750 for 12.00
    1000 for 16.00
    and unlimited for 24.99

    This will undoubtedly save 98% of customers more on our services offered; while at the same time giving our users plenty of more options. BTW, hardly anyone uses texting according to the AT&T data analysis.
  14. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    They are ripping us off.
    Texts should be included in data.
  15. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    I do around 11,000 texts per month so no complaints here.
  16. i-John macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2008
    The Republic of Texas
    You're right. How dare AT&T charge people for their services.
  17. Vinnie Madrox macrumors 6502

    Vinnie Madrox

    Dec 23, 2009
    HowELL, NJ
    x2 LoL
  18. MACis122 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    I had the 1500 text plan and went over. I didn't realize that it meant incoming text as well thats bogus
  19. Darkfox3889 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2010
    yeah, unfortunately $20/mo unlimited is the going industry rate.
    In addition, millions of their less tech-savy customers are perfectly willing to fork over that rate without question.

    On a more technical note, I think SMS actually is different from regular data. SMS actually uses voice circuits to transmit the small packets of data rather than the true data connection.
  20. tuna macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    $20 at the 2 largest carriers AT&T and Verizon, ~$10/month at Sprint and T-Mobile.

    Cell plan rates will come down over time for the same services, as they always have. I think it would be particularly interesting to see how AT&T and Verizon would compete over lucrative smartphone subscribers if Verizon offered the iPhone...

    If I remember correctly, it was not too long ago at AT&T and/or Verizon that (1) all smartphone data plans were $45/month, (2) unlimited text plans for individuals were $30/month or possibly not offered, (3) unlimited talk plans were $99.99/month.

    Hell, remembering back a few years farther, it used to be that not all plans included the ability to make calls from anywhere in the country... damn regional packages...
  21. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    What part of my post did you not grasp? I don't care about paying for data services, I care about paying TWICE for the SAME data services. And, almost more than every other carrier there is.

    ESPECIALLY when they once included text and data in the same iPhone data plan. Remember? Then they got greedy and broke it up, to make millions, probably billions more in profit.

    Verizon offers a 5,000 text message plan. AT&T caps it at 1,500 before it makes you pay for unlimited. Why? Because they know 5,000 is more than enough for almost every customer they have, and 1,500 isn't.

    I'm not complaining about my bill, but with a high data package now not even being unlimited, they really should drop the txt message plans to at least $15 for unlimited, not $20.
  22. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    just open safari on your iphone and go to:

    that works on my pre, its googles work around for google voice on the iphone since they will not approve an app...

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