Weird Text Charge

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Simm0nS777, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    So I logged into the myWireless App and checked my usage. I had only used 868 of my 1500 allowed texts. Below that there was some red bar saying I had 1 overage on a text/IM message or something. Anyone know what this is and why it went there and not toward my remaining texts?
     
  2. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8C148)

    Long distance text?
     
  3. Simm0nS777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there such thing? You mean like international? I dont know anyone outside the US and the few people I text live within 30 miles of me and arent out of town.
     
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Have you called your provider to ask them? You can't get charged "long distance" for domestic texts.
     
  5. magicpinkdrink macrumors member

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    Do you live on the border to another country? I live on the border to Canada and my phone will occasionally roam to Rogers or telus when I am texting so I get charged for international texts, but they usually remove the charges if I call and complain since they cannot provide me with a way to block my device from international roaming
     
  6. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    Could be on of those online survey type things. I accidentally signed up for one and they sent me 2 texts a day and each cost me 4$! Luckly I got the charges taken off with a one time only service...
     
  7. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Texting subscriptions should be outlawed. Or at give me an option to disable all such "subscription" services on my phone. The carriers are simply greedy because they get a cut of the fees.
     
  8. bdenge macrumors member

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    Did you happen to text in a vote for a reality show contestant like American idol or something? Perhaps some of those charge per text vote?
     

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