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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yes, I know what you mean, I meant that these days it's rare to have one coverage (voice/sms or data) without the other. I thought the previous poster was bringing up the scenario of no home internet access as a detriment to the messaging-over-data option. But after rereading, I think he meant that going over his mobile data cap was the problem. Messaging barely uses any data at all, however. You'd be hard-pressed to reach 1MB via texting over data.

He did bring up an important point about overages; the eventual move to data from traditional SMS will have to be customer-friendly in explaining overage, maybe even explicitly making the texting portion free/not count toward data overage. Which is basically similar to the unlimited texting you mentioned, negligible marginal cost for the carrier.

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Originally Posted by dan330 View Post
sms messages are sent over the same radio as your voice calls..

normal sms does not use data network bandwidth.
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