Text Message Question

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  1. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    Does ATT count it as a used text as soon as it pops up on your iPhone screen or once you actually go into the SMS app to look at it and the blue dot goes away?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    As soon as its received which means pop up or not.
     
  3. Simm0nS777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok so ive always wondered, this didnt actually happen to me but, if someone just decided to send you 300 text messages over night you would actually have to pay for all those? Or could you get them taken off?
     
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  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes you would get charged.
    Not sure if they would take them off the bill but you could try.
     
  6. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    The concept of paying to receive texts or phone calls completely baffles me.
     
  7. Simm0nS777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    kinda how I feel. I mean lets say you have the 200 SMS plan that you never go over and for some reason someone that dislikes you or just wants to play a prank sends you 500 texts. Doesn't seem right that you should have to pay for that. Not that this would ever happen but its just something Ive thought about before.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you. Makes no sense.
    Same way with calls, both the sender and receiver get charged for the same call or Text.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Assuming you only give your # out to people who you care to associate with and assuming you associate with people in a higher class than a pack of jackasses, I don't see why you would not be charged. How it is AT&T's fault that you have douchy friends with childish intentions?
     
  10. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    The sender should pay at all times. Paying to receive a message is like having to pay to receive snail mail.

    It's just carrier greed and I'm glad no such thing exists in the UK.
     
  11. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    It wouldn't seem so mysterious if you were getting paid for them, like AT&T. The thing that baffles me is why customers like us have let service providers get away with this greedy practice so long. Let's all agree to move to a service provider that does not charge for received text messages as soon as our contracts are up. It might take a while, but a collective effort by customers could make the practice of paying for received text messages obsolete. :D
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Move where? All US wireless carriers do the same.
     
  13. alangrehan macrumors regular

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    Here's to that!

    :D
     
  14. lush242000 macrumors member

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    You could try some of the smaller carriers like boost mobile, or that one that walmart uses. They have much cheaper plans than the name brand providers.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I would but I love my iPhone too much:)
     

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