Will you cancel your texting plan after iMessage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kayzle, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Kayzle, Jun 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

    Kayzle macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    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


    Apr 11, 2007
    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


    Jan 1, 2011
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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

    Jun 5, 2009
    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

    Oct 2, 2008
    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


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    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


    Jun 22, 2009
    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

    Jan 18, 2010
    Nope, I don't know too many people with iPhone.
  9. dickdaney macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2009
    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.
  10. testcard macrumors 68030


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    According to Apple's description of iMessage it only works on iDevices with iOS5.
  11. Kayzle thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    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


    Jul 6, 2009
    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

    Jul 8, 2010
    Anyone off the top of their head know the difference in price between the unlimited and 1k text plan from ATT
  14. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    This +1
  15. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    +1 Good idea.
  16. palmerc2 macrumors 65832


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    A whopping $5 (I think)

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


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    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

    Jul 8, 2010
    Realllly hate ATT
  19. wordoflife, Jun 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

    wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    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


    Jul 22, 2008
    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


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    the only thing bad about that is google voice you can't recieve MMS only TXT.
  23. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Well #@^%#!&@^%#@$, that screws that plan.
  24. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    it is $10

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


    Apr 20, 2011
    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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