Originally Posted by asana
Well, data over cell would be similar to SMS; if you can send SMS, then you can and are sending basic cellular data. Some people have dropped their SMS plans because they can get the same functionality from data.
sms messages are sent over the same radio as your voice calls..
normal sms does not use data network bandwidth.
try this out... turn off your data network on your phone... leave your mobile voice network on..
send an SMS message to a buddy... and see if you get a reply
i bet you get a reply
this is one of the reasons many think sms charges are BS..
it does not tax or hurt the mobile network.. it is sent between voice calls and dont take any extra resources to let clients text. just a way for carriers try to pick your pockets.
now you see many carriers giving free unlimited text!!!! but charge for Data..
now it is all about Data..
and they want you to eventually convert to VOIP.. and Texting over Data..
so they found a new way to pick your pockets.