Monday, December 29, 2008

Facts you may not know about texting

The truth cell phone companies are hiding

The public assumes that wireless carriers’ costs are far higher than they actually are, and profit margins are concealed by a heavy curtain. During the past three years, four major carriers decided to increase the pay-per-use price for messages to 20 cents from 10 cents. According to the New York Times, the cost went up even though the texting business is booming.

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Rose said...

Hi Deb
I am sure that there are a lot of hidden charges in the cost of using a cell. I don't even want to think about it. These companies are making a mint!

Ian Lidster said...

Cellphones, especially in Canada, are an outrageous ripoff and that is why I use mine as little as possible. Frankly I hate the ^%$** things and cellphone/Blackberry society in general.

Deb S. said...

Rose: No kidding! A person can get dizzy just trying to interpret the wireless bill.

Ian: I can't imagine that mobile phone costs in Canada are any worse than they are in the U.S. For the most part, I'm pretty much a no frills type of person. I believe in keeping it simple.

That said, I carry a work phone and a personal cell. My work phone is a PDA, which is effective in helping me manage a heavy workload. I guess that makes me a member of the "BlackBerry society." (sigh)