So I've been reading about everyone complaining about the $5 for 200 text messages and I've been thinking... are they even necessary anymore? I mean, you've a phone with incredible internet capabilities. Instead of using a text message, why not just use MySpace, Facebook, etc. messages, e-mail, e-mailing your friends phones (i.e, mobile#@message.Alltel.com) and things like that. With iChat and AIM, you can send IMs to mobile phones for free (counts as a text message for the receiver) and the receiver can respond to them. I'm going to be using these alternative methods, because when it comes down to it I would rather spend $5 on a gallon of gas than 200 text messages and some overage fees.