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T-Mobile SMS Price Increase

T-Mobile has posted this notice on its web site:

"Effective August 13, 2011, the rate for receiving text messages will increase from 5¢ to 10¢ per message for customers on the Pay As You Go plan. The rate for sending text messages will not change; it will still be just 10¢ per message.


If you message a lot, check out our Unlimited Text plan, which lets you send and receive as many text, picture, or video messages as you want for just $15/month, and lets you make all calls at our lowest rate—just 10¢ a minute."

Not a huge increase but certainly unwelcome to users. As it costs operators almost nothing to transport a text this increase will give a nice boost to T-Mobile's bottom line.

T-Mobile's rate's for texting are not the highest among US prepaid mobile providers by any means. That honor belongs to AT&T and Verizon. Here's a breakdown of what each operator charges users who do not purchase a text bundle.

Carrier Price per text Sent/Received
Verizon .20/.20
AT&T .20/.20
Virgin Mobile .15/.15
Boost Mobile .10/.10
T-Mobile .10/.10
PagePlus .05/.05
Total Call Mobile .05/.05
O2 Minute Plan .05/.05
H2O Wireless .05/.05
Net10 .033/.033
Simple Mobile .02/.02

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  1. NOT VERY LONG AGO IT WAS *FREE* TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES ON T-MOBILE PAY AS YOU GO; NOW IT'S $.10; WHAT PERCENTAGE OF INCREASE IS THAT???

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  2. Please don't post in all caps. Hard to read and is considered shouting.

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