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Old 01-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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I keep a close eye on my cell phone bills because there've been a lot of changes to it recently. I want to be sure billing is right.

Today I checked my usage online for the heck of it.

Invoice period: January 03, 2008 - February 02, 2008 (meaning it started six days ago)

I have used a total of 590 text messages already. I think I'm frightened by this. I'm glad I have unlimited! Anybody else do this?
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I am on an unlimited plan, and I usually use around 1500 a month.
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Haro, 50 a day seems normal. Three an hour in a 16 hour day.

Bonnie is averaging twice that at almost 100 a day.......must have a chattier personality.
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1500 text messages a month??

Holy crap. That'* nuts. I'm not a texter. Hate the stuff. The thought of having to press the "7" key four times for an "*" is ridculous to me. I'd rather call the person.

I've actually had texting dsabled on our plan because we were getting a lot of spam texts. It was costing $.15 per text to even receive them. Heck with that.
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The thought of having to press the "7" key four times for an "*" is ridculous to me. I'd rather call the person.
T9 words, my good man
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Huh?
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Unlimited texting costs about $15 per month compared with phone calls at .25 per min.......1500 calls at 1 min long = $375. And who talks for a minute.

My phone has the entire alphabet on it so no pressing the numbers multi times.
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T9 is a predictive text format on most cell phones. I can type on my phone almost as fast as a keyboard. You only have to hit the number once

http://www.t9.com/
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Unlimited texting costs about $15 per month compared with phone calls at .25 per min.......1500 calls at 1 min long = $375. And who talks for a minute.
Much like texting, I'd assume, making actual calls is more affordable thanks to "packages" or "plans". If 1500 minutes were to actually cost $375 then I doubt most people could afford cell phones.

Didn't know about the T9 thing. Interesting.
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i prefer txting also. If the person is not available i usally txt them and it would be like a mobile e-mail to check whenever they want from the main screen instead of going through voicemail and passwords and such. Im also in high school so it is a must to talk with people during school as well.
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