Would You Switch Phone Carriers If Text Message Fees Increased?


I hardly ever pay attention when my cell phone carrier increases the fee for sending text messages—Five cents, ten cents, it usually all looks the same.

However, I'm finally starting to take notice because more and more phone carriers are hiking up their prices. According to CNN Money, T-Mobile has already increased their rates from 10 cents to 15 cents, and Sprint started charging 20 cents per message in October.

Verizon is the most recent carrier to join the group, as they will raise the price of text messages by five cents starting March 2nd.

Considering text messaging is said to account for about forty-five percent of all data revenue, it's no surprise that carrier companies are attempting to cash-in on the millions of texts sent each year. How do you feel about this? Would you switch phone carriers if they raised the fees?

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