Paying $10 for text messaging does not make any sense and should be free. The average AT&T iPhone users sends 621 text messages per month on AT&T. This costs the average iPhone subscriber .33 cents per day or $10 per month to send something that costs a fraction of penny to perform. The gross margins on text messaging for carriers are astronomical and the service should be free. Similar services like Skype, Google Voice, Twitter and Facebook provide free service for consumers and are actually better services. These services are all free for PC or Mac users who access the internet through WiFi and $25 a month through an existing data plan.
One concern about eliminating the data plan is that the carriers will undoubtedly try and start gouging consumers even more on data plans. So we recommend to all consumer get used to finding, using and putting up free WiFi whenever possible. Free data is the only way of the future.
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