Sources: Scribd [FCC/Google], The Guardian
quote: SMS is just the hello packets from a cell phone to the tower that happens to have extra room to send a short message. The real crime should be charging extra for something that happens anyway.
quote: I agree with HrilL, though it is a moral crime not a state/country crime. Texting costs the phone companies next to nothing, yet they charge a lot for it. They should have texting only plans for $5 a month, then let you add talk for $20+, not the other way around.Yes, I do know that they can lower the costs of talk with the extra money they get from texting, but I still think it is wrong to charge so much for so little.
quote: SMS messages cost literally nothing to the carrier, yet they're priced far higher (relative to costs) than any Apple product. SMS messaging plans are a ripoff.