SMS Cost Extra?

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I recently picked up an iPhone 3G. Does SMS text messaging cost additional with the iPhone 3G or is it free with my contract?
 

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Yupp. The free 200 texts with any plan isn't even free anymore.
 

wendycharles

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Isn't there an unlimited data plan?
 

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yup, believe its 20 bucks for unlimited texts. i was informed if you have a family plan you save 10 bucks if both are unlimited texts for each person that has it.
 

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Isn't there an unlimited data plan?
Sadly they have separated it into an unlimited data plan and a unlimited text plan. Both are actually data, but they decided that they can charge more if they cut it down to types of data. Soon we will have an unlimited download plan, an unlimited upload plan, the unlimited text which we already have, the unlimited MMS plan....wait, I think we're safe from that one:cool:
 

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They haven't announced details yet about the texting plans. Someone on here posted that the 200 texts would be included, but they couldn't provide a link to that announcement.
 

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I'm thinking the Data plan will include 200 SMS like it did before - but I don't think this has been confirmed either way.

I would also guess that 1500 SMSs will cost an additional $10 and unlimited will be an additional $20.

The cost increase overall should be $10 for the new 3G iPhone, if you keep your plan the same.

Right now, when I look at my account - it shows iPhone Unlimited Data + 1500 SMS : $30

I'm thinking that same thing will cost me $40 for the 3G.

I suppose AT&T could be real jerks and pull the 200 SMS from the 3G data plan and instead offer 200 or maybe 400 SMS for $5.00.
 

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Link? The latest I have heard is this is still up in the air. I have seen as much saying yes as saying no to the included text.
Really? Ive been hearing around the forum that its not included. So AT&T hasn't decided yet, is what you mean?
 

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Really? Ive been hearing around the forum that its not included. So AT&T hasn't decided yet, is what you mean?
yes, I have seen nothing concrete either way. The early rumor was that they wouldn't be included. Then I have seen where this may not be true. Who the heck knows. I could see it going either way. I can see them not included so the extra $10 on the data plan helps pay for the 3G upgrade ATT has been doing. But I guess we will just have to wait and see.