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Old 11-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #3324
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Originally Posted by alphawhiskey View Post
It's $5/month for 200 message on Verizon. Poor deal imo unless you have no friends.

With all the free alternatives out there (kakao, whatsapp, Google Voice, etc.) I don't see the point in paying your carrier for something that should be free.

And iMessage is EXCELLENT when it works. I love to be able to switch from my computer and my phone, and have everything sync up. Also, free MMS and videos is excellent.

Really, carrier messaging is a dated concept. $0.20 per message means almost $0.20 profit for the carrier for doing nearly nothing.

When it works? iMessage works 99% of the time.

And text messaging is pure profit for carriers. It uses the same amount of bandwidth that's needed to initiate a call; that's why text messages are limited to 160 characters.

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