Mobile to Mobile SMS?

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  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I got my iPhone about a week ago, and I love it.

    I only have the $20/month plan with 200 SMS. I don't know how many texts I've sent this month because I'm still in the first billing cycle (so they won't tell me), but I have a feeling it's either now passed 200 or will soon.

    I mostly text my sister, my dad, and this girl, and they're all on at&t. Do the messages I've sent to them not charge me, or are they pulled from my SMS bucket like if I texted anyone else on another carrier?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    I think you can add unlimited mobile-to-mobile for $5 a month but I'm not 100% on that.

    If that is the case, then I would assume that without it, each text is pulled from your 200 allotment.
     
  3. Peace macrumors P6

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  4. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yikes! Say it ain't so...
     
  5. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not in your first billing cycle. I also used some sort of punch-in code on my iPhone that should've texted me the stats, but I got the same "wait until second billing cycle for us to tell you" like on mywireless.
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    sorry, it's so.
     
  7. Peace macrumors P6

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    Thats right.I forgot.
    Hopefully you don't go over.I'd at least call someone at AT&T if you're really concerned about a big bill.But I thought I read somehere that mobile to mobile calls were free.Maybe the SMS between AT&T customers is the same ? :confused:
     
  8. drater macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you can just type *3282# and hit send. I think they enabled that feature. I just switched my plan so its not registering for me yet. But I believe it works.
     
  9. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Damn. At least now I'm humming Weezer.

    I didn't know about the $5 M2M addon. My entire family is now on at&t, and it'd be great if we could just do $20 iPhone plans with $5 M2M instead of springing for 1500.

    I hadn't really realised I've been texting so much. When I had t-mobile a month ago, I was only sending about 100, but I think I've gone over 200 this week.
     
  10. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That was my thinking; that if you get unlimited calls to at&t, you get unlimited SMS. I've been seeing a ton of at&t billboards lately, and I want to say that it says that, but I'm not sure.

    I tried that, and it doesn't work in the first billing cycle.
     
  11. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    It's worth it if you text at all, because you really don't want to go over. I had to shell out $7.10 because I went over my 200 and this is coming from someone who does not text very much at all.

    I upgraded to 1500 for another $10.
     
  12. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    if you consistently go over your 200 texts but don't go over enough, it might still be worth it not to upgrade to the 1500 text plan.
     
  13. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Right, seeing as I paid $7.10 not $10 and now I have to pay $10 whether I use it or not.

    You're right on the mark there.

    I did it more because I saw I was going over early. That $7.10 isn't even a whole month's worth of overage because about halfway through august I added the additional texts and asked them to prorate it from that point.

    The total overage would have been much higher than $7.10 had I not added on more texts.
     
  14. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Come to think of it, I don't think I know anybody I text who isn't on at&t. If $5 is all, then I'd do it.
     
  15. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    You can always add it then change it later.

    For $5 a month I think you're right to try it given your situation.
     
  16. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think I also my downgrade my dad from 1500 to 200+M2M because he too only sends to at&t and barely sends enough to justify a 1500 SMS plan.

    I may even do it for my brother too. We're all doing an analysis of the bill at the end of the month because our entire family of seven made a massive move to at&t.
     

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