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

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    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

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    I guess an alternative would be to text without a texting plan and pay the per text fee.
     
  3. magicbrain macrumors regular

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    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

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    http://www.google.com/mobile/voice/

    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

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    you can also try

    WHATAPP

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

    WHATAPPS is 99cents
     
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    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. 4305551234@texting.sprint.com).
     
  7. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on this. Google voice, Bite SMS, GV Extension works great.
     

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