Question for the SMS veterans

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JW008, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. JW008 macrumors 6502

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    I've never used it before, so I'm really in the dark about it, but now that I'm going to have 200 a month, I'm sure it will be used at some point.

    Really the only thing I'm wondering is if it charges you for each message sent and received. For example: me sending my brother a message would be one, him sending me a message back would be two. Or is it just for every message sent?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fredo521 macrumors member

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    It costs $0.10 for each message you send and receive, without an SMS plan or if you go over your plan.
     
  3. JMGvtec03 macrumors member

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    Yes,

    you will be charged for each you send out and each you recieve...

    -J
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, many carriers are charging $0.15 per message now if you don't have a messaging plan.
     
  5. calculus Guest

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    Gosh, is that really true? Over here on the mainland we only pay for texts we send.
     
  6. Fredo521 macrumors member

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    Oh really? Good thing I have one :) I still think it is unfair that you get charged for messsages you receive since it's not really your fault. One message = $0.30 for the carrier if they are both from the same network.
     
  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    And we pay for incoming calls!!!
     
  8. calculus Guest

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    And I thought we were supposed to be living in 'rip-off Britain'! I am amazed that you let the carriers get away with it!
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Don't you mean $0.30. ;)
     
  10. Fredo521 macrumors member

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    My friend is on Nextel and he doesn't pay for incoming calls. That should be a standard.

    Ah, yes. Thanks :D
     
  11. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    I still don't understand how they can legally charge for received SMS messages. Can you imagine a few angry people causing one person a lot of trouble by spamming them with messages and pushing their cellular bill through the roof?
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Because you can have all text messages sent to your number blocked, in which case you won't pay for them.
     
  13. calculus Guest

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    Can you block selected numbers as well?
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That I don't know.
     
  15. qzak macrumors 6502

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    i doubt it. i tried to have a single number blocked from calling me, and they said there wasn't a way to do that.

    i'm guessin it's the same way with msgs, you either have the service or not.
     

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