AT&T’s killing their $10/1,000 text plan. In the future, you’ll have to choose between $20 for unlimited, or forgo a plan and pay $0.20 per message. AT&T calls this “streamlining.” We call it what it is: an outrageous, gigantic scam.
The main issue is the fact that text data cost AT&T very little in data resources; it’s basically a freebie—160 bytes of data. This is nothing compared to watching a video on YouTube on the broadband data would consume on their wireless service.
Now, let’s say you have a active month, send/receive 5,000 texts in a month. If you are not on the ‘unlimited’ plan… at a rate of $0.20 per message, will cost you $1,000. – Report
Time will tell, but this could very well help Verizon Wireless and Sprint to gain a few extra million customers over the next year. Both of these services got the talk and text thing worked out over the last few years. If Verizon could work out their ‘anytime talk’ minutes a bit, most would be happier for a while at least.