AT&T SMS Text Question

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  1. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Currently, I have the SMS 1500 text package, but looking at my previous few month's billing statments, I tend to only send/receive a total of around 500 SMS texts per month. Thus, I am considering downgrading to the 200 text package. But I have a question in regards to this. According to AT&T, each text I receive over the 200 limit, I would be charged 10 cents. So say I go over the the SMS limit by 250 messages (and I am not a math person at all). Is AT&T going to charge me an additional $2.50 or $25.00 for the excess text messages? I'm trying to cut my monthly bill down a little (even with my premire discount through work). But If I'm going to be charged an extra $25 for text overages, then I'll just stick with my current 1500 text plan.
     
  2. jason72780 macrumors regular

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    Think of each extra message as a penny. That would make 250 extra messages 250 cents so it would be $25.00 at 10 cents per
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    250 x 10 = 2500

    2500 cents = $25

    This is very simple math.
     
  4. nburwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm aware of that. I just wanted verification.
     
  5. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    .1 * 250 = 25.00... you'll be charged $25.

    10 extra text messages at 10 cents each = $1.
     
  6. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

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  7. Rusalka macrumors regular

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    Since you have a FAN, if you search for a thread about ATT codes in this forum you'll find out how to get 1500 texts for 8.99 or the one I have which is 750 texts for 7.50
     
  8. goingblue macrumors member

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    There's an app for that....

    :)
     
  9. goingblue macrumors member

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    Um...there's an app for that....
     
  10. nicheco macrumors member

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    "if you've just killed someone and need to know where the nearest dumpster is, there's an app for that."
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    In other words yes, it will cost you alot more if you go over than if you had the text plan.
     
  12. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

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    You actually had to ask what .10 x 250 is?
     
  13. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

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    Op you can send and recieve text through your email for free. You can also download apps that allow you to do this.
     
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  15. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Wow, this might just be the thread of the day..
     
  16. actorkid macrumors 6502

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  17. App1€ macrumors regular

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    I can't believe someone would feel the need to post this its bad enough we all the mess around WWDC and other events, but this has got to be the worst.
     
  18. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Not at all the worst, it could have been another "should I buy now or wait" thread about the iPhone/MacBooks because of next week. At least it added some humor to our days.
     
  19. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    HAHA! :D

    THERE IS??? What's it called? Please TELL ME!!! I really want it!

    jk lol :D
     
  20. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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  21. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! Thread of the year. I'll take a wild stab and say you're a product of our wonderful public school system.
     
  22. hitman45400 macrumors regular

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    ahahahahahahahahahahaahaha.
    oh my god, my stomach hurts from laughing.


    I'M GONNA TWITTER THAT!
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    LMAO :D

     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    reminds me of the failblog post of not being able to differentiate between $0.002 and 0.002 Cents.

    Basic math FTW
     
  25. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

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    get unlimited so you wont have to strain your brain with basic math! ha
     

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