alternative to the $20 text messageing (the only one for at&t)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbluhp, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I don't want to pay $20 for texting I only send about 100 a month and my only options with att are $20 or keep text blocking (current feature) why att did they get rid of the cheapper plans aka $5.00 for 250 messages I may want to cancel service and pay the ETF cause I don't like the offerings and I am getting broke thanks to ATT. LOL
  2. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I guess an alternative would be to text without a texting plan and pay the per text fee.
  3. magicbrain macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    didn't read contract huh?

    you're almost out of luck there buddy, but ...

    you can go for no text plan &
    port your number to google voice - their texts are free
    (only inconvenience there is that you'd have to sync all your contacts with google & use google voice app (free) to make calls & send txt messages)

    unless ... you jailbreak, then you can use "sms gv extention" & "phone gv extention"

    finally, you could cancel & go w/ h2o - new wireless co that actually uses att's network, so no need to unlock the phone
  4. Mikesus macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2011

    Free text messages
    Send and receive text messages through the Google Voice app for free.

    Just have to have a data plan. No need to port your number if you give everyone your new GV number.
  5. RoyWill macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Boston, MA
    you can also try


    if you and your friend have WHATSAPP ... FREE SMS.. even international

    WHATAPPS is 99cents
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    You can email people text messages & and their replies will go into your email inbox.

    You just need your friends to send a text message to your email account to get their 'texting email address' (ex.
  7. Biff... macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2010
    Sherman Oaks, CA.
    +1 on this. Google voice, Bite SMS, GV Extension works great.

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