Will you cancel your texting plan after iMessage?

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  1. Kayzle, Jun 12, 2011
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    Kayzle macrumors member

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    I've had unlimited texts for a good 3 or 4 years now, although I'd say I'm only a moderate textor. Most of those that I DO text have iPhones. I'm seriously considering cancelling my texting plan, or at least going down to a cheaper one.

    With it seeming almost everyone has an iPhone these days what will you do?

    EDIT: I should have titled the thread "will you lower your plan"
     
  2. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a texting plan right now anyway. I use email with all of my friends who have email on their phone, and when I want to text with someone I tell them to send texts directly to my email, then add the reply address to my address book. That way it's an email from my end, but comes in as a text for them.

    I don't know why more people don't do this.

    Come to think of it, iMessage is basically just email anyway, which we have all had on our iOS devices from day one. :confused:
     
  3. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    No. Only one of the persons I text to has an iPhone, the rest has dumbphones and BB.
     
  4. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    do other phones have to be on iOS 5 as well for iMessage to work?

    if the iPhone comes to Sprint and TMobile then yes, I would probably downgrade my plan
     
  5. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    Probably not, that seems pretty limited -- Besides sometimes iMessage acts up (when you're on Verizon and on a phone call, message is too long, data connection is scarce) -- iPhone gives you an option to 'send as text message' if an iMessage won't send for some reason.
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Probably drop down from my unlimited text to a 250 or 500 message plan. Save myself some money.

    I also believe Verizon gives you Verizon to Verizon texts free also. So this + iMessage = $$ saved
     
  7. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    I won't be canceling it. I might consider going down from the unlimited plan that I've had since day 1 to the second highest (1500, I think?) depending on how much my usage changes with iMessage, but not all of my friends have iPhones.
     
  8. Supraking macrumors member

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    Nope, I don't know too many people with iPhone.
     
  9. dickdaney macrumors regular

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    Canceled my texting plan 6 months ago. I use google voice and gv mobile plus. $20 for unlimited text is a complete rip off. IMessage will just be another method for communication. I hope there's a feature to only use imessage and not use the cell/text network.
     
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    According to Apple's description of iMessage it only works on iDevices with iOS5.
     
  11. Kayzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice to have some input from Simone already using it, I shouldnt have said cancel your plan, seems like lowering your plan is more likely. Basically all of my friends have iPhones including my gf (where all my texts go) so I think I can safely lower m plan. I have a desk job where my phone is always hooked to wifi so I bet imessage will work fine for me most of the time
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I don't know.
    when iOS 5 comes out and if my text message usage lowers enough to go to the next plan, then yes. i still think I'll be sending over 1000 texts though, and that is AT&T's next lowest plan after unlimited.
     
  13. Kayzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone off the top of their head know the difference in price between the unlimited and 1k text plan from ATT
     
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    This +1
     
  15. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 Good idea.
     
  16. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    A whopping $5 (I think)





    Also, no I will not cancel my unlimited plan...
     
  17. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    It will reduce the amount of texts I use but there is only my wife who has an iPhone that I text.
     
  18. Kayzle thread starter macrumors member

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    Realllly hate ATT
     
  19. wordoflife, Jun 12, 2011
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    wordoflife macrumors 604

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    What? Edit: Realized you were asking a question. The 1000 plan is $10, and unlimited is $20. I'm on a family unlimited plan though which is $30
    I'm saying is with 2600 texts a month, I don't believe iMessage will drop it below 1000.
     
  20. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I'm going to look into dropping mine. I don't text that much so I think it will bring me into the range of a lower plan.
     
  21. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Had someone at work sign up for a text plan with their iPhone on ATT last month and the cheapest plan available now is $10 for 1,000.

    $5 plan for 200 text has been eliminated unless you're grandfathered in.
     
  22. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    the only thing bad about that is google voice you can't recieve MMS only TXT.
     
  23. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Well #@^%#!&@^%#@$, that screws that plan.
     
  24. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    it is $10

    1000 message is $10 and unlimited is $20
     
  25. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    In Europe there aren't all that many 'unlimited plans', you pay for what you use, especially in the SMS department. Granted when I move back to the US I don't play on getting an unlimited text plan anymore, especially if the iPhone reaches more carriers (which means more people with iOS = more $ saved).

    This is one step forward toward removal of SMS texting in favor of internet texting, I can see this happening in 5-6 years.
     

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