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|
|Total Call Mobile||.05/.05|
|O2 Minute Plan||.05/.05|