AT&T is altering the SMS Plans (again)

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  1. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Can't say I'm surprised. It's unfortunate for casual users. I'm glad my 4-friend Family Plan's messaging isn't affected though. I'd half expect AT&T to raise that someday.
     
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    Texts should be taken out of the visible part of the equation anyway as far as I am concerned. Plans that have 500 or 2000 texts, whatever, are ridiculous, because to most people that is effectively unlimited anyway.
     
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    Well, crud. I never use more than 1000... why should I have to pay for unlimited?

    Think this is partly due to iOS5's text plan for the iPad (free)?
     
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    Oh good... Current customers are grandfathered. Whew! Like unlimited data, this is a feature I'll still be clutching in my cold, dead hand!
     
  7. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    Either pay $10 for 1000, or $10 for unlimited, your choice.
     
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    I'd love to see where you are able to get unlimited for $10...
     
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    What universe are you in? Unlimited doesn't cost $10, it's $20, and $30 for Family Plan.
     
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    Well I guess iMessage isn't as exciting now since I won't be able to drop down to the $10 plan. I wonder if American carriers will ever stop charging for texting plans? Text messaging costs them basically nothing.
     
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    Drop to the $10 plan today. Then you'll be grandfathered when it changes on the 21st.
     
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    Yeah, basically if you want to drop down to 1000/mo then you need to do it before Sunday. Otherwise you will have to go to the pay as you go plan. 20 cents per text and 30 cents per MMS stinks.
     
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    But you also have a 3-year contract from where you're from - something most of us would rather not lock ourselves into. :eek:
     
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    I suggest casual texters to get the current $10 now before it's too late. I wasn't smart enough to grab the $5 texting plan last year when AT&T announced they would get rid of it. I use 150 texts and I'm currently have to pay $10 for 1,000. I hate AT&T - this TMobile merger can't possibly be good.

    Makes me glad Apple is bringing iMessage. I know it won't solve texting to non-iOS users, but it's better than nothing.
     
  15. jbennardo macrumors 6502a

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    Pray they don't alter it any further
     

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    Hah pwned. You said it the way I wanted to :)
     
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    meh, i dont really look at contracts as a term, ive been with the same carrier for 14 years now, where am i really gonna go? some carrier with a different name with the same service/price
     
  18. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    Given how I have no idea abut the (evidently) rip-off costs related to mobile phones in the US, I made up a figure of $10 to illustrate the point that you will end up paying for them anyway.

    Not wanting to be a hypocrite, but if you are going to use pathetic 1337 speak, at least us it properly. Now who got pwn3d?
     
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    you think this is in response to imessage coming in ios 5 ?
     
  20. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Maybe not a direct response, because this affects every type of phone and plan, but I'm sure it helped to push them in this direction.
     
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    I would go way over the 1,000 limit right now. Everyone I text has an iPhone but until everyone is on iOS5 I have to stay on unlimited. I have 4 days left in my billing cycle and I'm at 5,027 text messages. An extra $10 isn't that big of a deal it just would have been nice to save it if I could.
     
  22. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    $0.30 per message? Wow that's harsh.

    Thanks for the tip. I'm probably going to be breaking up our family plan when the new 5 comes out. With this tip I was able to drop the lines to the $10 plan before it's too late. Thanks!
     
  23. echo2011 macrumors regular

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    I feel the same, the term "contract" means very little to me. I like having cell service and pay every month anyway, so even if I was using a no contract carrier I'd still be making my monthly payments without skipping a month here and there.
     
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  25. diamond.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    Nice, I just asked the mods if they can merge my thread with theirs.
     
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