How to prevent SMS text messages and avoid charge?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by speekez, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

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    I do not have a text plan:

    How do I disable the iPhone's built in SMS program so I do not receive text messages and avoid being charged .20 per text?

    That said, what's the latest word on the "best" app for "free" texting on the 3G -- and I guess IM, since that is a bit different.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rusalka macrumors regular

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  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm reasonably sure you can call AT&T ans have them block text messages altogether.
     
  4. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. I'll give them a call about blocking texts, and then look into the apps for free texting options.
     
  5. kicko macrumors 65816

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    infinate SMS has been removed thanks to google talk not being able to handle all the new users. :)
    Plus it was dependant on users having google accounts.

    So, then what would be the 2nd best option??

    i use pinger phone which allows you to text for free to any contact but replies i believe come back as texts to you, so its only a free one way street, if the app is not already open.
     

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