Do you guys have a texting plan on your Iphone?

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  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    Seeing as there are apps that lets you text for free, I was wondering if its still worth getting a texting plan.

    You can use your dataplan in conjunction with the app so I was wondering if a Texting plan is worth it on the Iphone.
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    I have the $5-200 text plan just for incoming. I'm not a big texter in the first place so it works. I send my outgoing through text plus or google voice. If you have a lot of friends on different platforms, I imagine it would be tough.
     
  3. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    family pack unlimited... but that is what we need/want.
     
  4. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    I have the unlimited texting plan.

    The texting apps that I've tried are useless, lots of times you'll get no notification at you got a message.
     
  5. NickkyJ macrumors regular

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  6. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For text plus you can set your phone number with the app, so your friends don't have to add your incoming and outgoing right?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, and also if someone decides to text you and you dont have a plan you get charged per text received also.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That is what we have as well.
     
  9. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    As I understand it, validating your other only allow other text plus users to go to the app. This is why I have a minimal plan to account for this.
     
  10. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    text free gives you a "fake" number that you can text mobile numbers without the need of the recipient having to had the app too.
     
  11. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Family unlimited is the best deal. We have 5 lines on my plan, so it's really a great deal. Collectively we send/receive 10,000+ texts per month.
     
  12. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    True, but it's a pain to have another number to keep track of and I don't want to subject my friends to that.

    And if you text them first, all subsequent texts go through text plus.
     
  13. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you are using text plus and have the 5$ data plan?
     
  14. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    I have the family pack for unlimited. I alone send over 6,000 text messages every month, so it's really worth the money for us.
     
  15. The General macrumors 601

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    Yes. It's kind of abusive to the people you text to use those cheesy free texting apps. No one likes getting text messages like this:

    FRM: THE GENERAL
    TO: 6615551234
    SUBJ: NULL
    hey dude what up
     
  16. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    yes.
     
  17. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    this is true. truthfully, if you text a lot to a large number of people, just get unlimited texting through your provider. i really have maybe 5 or 6 people that text and my $5 plan with 200 texts would probably cover that. however, i use text plus as a backup, just in case. one thing i do like, however, is that text plus allows a multi-user chat - kind of cool if you want to talk to several people at once.
     
  18. YesThatGuy macrumors newbie

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    same here!
     
  19. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    when i do switch next month, im only going to get 200 texts for $5 a month for both iphones on my account. the only person that im gonna be texting hundreds of times a day will be with the misses, so were gonna use WhatsApp messenger for that
     
  20. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it makes it really useful to just be able to text each other and not have to worry about going over your amount. :D
     
  21. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    For me, the texting apps are a PITA. Since I have friend's who have BB's, Android phone's etc. it works out better for them and me if they have my actual cell phone number. So I have the $15-1,500 text plan since I generally use about 1,000 texts/month.
     
  22. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    If we didn't have an unlimited text plan our bills would be killer. That's all our kids do is text.

    Marc
     
  23. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

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    Yes, family unlimited and a $10 plan for international text/mms.
     
  24. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I was wondering the same thing. I only have 1 person that I text but 200 is not enough. I was thinking of getting an iPhone and was wondering about the free texting apps myself, but I really don't want to subject her to the hassle. I wish AT&T had a plan between the $5 200 and $15 1500 message plans.
     
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