Frank Radice, the former president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and now a media consultant, is a compulsive texter. But after racking up more than $1,000 in texting charges on a monthly mobile phone bill two years ago, he began searching for a less expensive way to communicate. WHOA! - NY Times
Perhaps the most frustrating bills to deal with, our mobile phone bills have becoming an increasing pain in our “you know whats.” It’s common knowledge that carrier prices are continually increasing and resulting so, its almost impossible to feel good about spending that increasing chunk of your monthly income on this everyday service.
What you may not know is that a text message only costs a carriers less than one penny to route between mobile phones. However, on our end we find some carriers charging us as much as 20 cents to send a text and another 20 cents to receive one. In her article on Texting Apps Kate Murphy of the NY Times estimates that these fees adds up to an incredible $20 billion a year in revenue for the wireless industry. In turn this has created a great deal frustration from consumers who feel abused by the absurd prices.
Fortunately for us, we no longer have to pay these silly texting fees. With TextNow we avoid these monthly text message fees and even more excitingly, can now make FREE phone calls to anyone in Canada or the United States! TextNow also offers free access to accounts online at http://www.TextNow.com where conversations from a device can be continued seamlessly.
Let’s get a little mathy for a minute shall we? I promise I’ll keep it simple. We’ve calculated that a single text message sent via a TextNow uses approximately 160 bytes of data and that most of our cellphone data plans range between 2 and 10 gigabytes of useage per month (one gigabyte is about a billion bytes) costing about $20-$100 respectively. Given those figures and using the TextNow application, we could send 12,500,000 messages per every 2 gigabytes of data used. That seems like more than enough to me and I text with the best of them. Now lets say we were to pay for each of those messages at the generic carrier rate of 20 cents a message – we would be looking at a bill somewhere in the realm of $2,500,000! – Whoa! Let’s avoid that one shall we!
In the end, it just doesn’t make sense to pay carriers for text messaging fees when we can use TextNow instead. If you haven’t yet, be a little cliché and jump on the band wagon already! Get TextNow and stop wasting your money!
Download TextNow: http://bit.ly/TextNow