A Fee & Fee

Check out the calculations a blogger did about that cost of sending a text message on AT&T (assuming you don’t have a plan that allows so many for free).

The True Cost of SMS Messages

So getting a SMS delivered is bit for bit 200x more expensive than getting a message hand delivered to your doorstep anywhere in the United States.

What exactly justifies making SMS messages sixty one million times more expensive than ISP data and 200x more expensive than TCP/USPS? How come technology, communication, and infrastructure is getting cheaper while the costs of SMS messages are increasing exponentially? My theory: SMS messages are transfered over air made of solid gold.

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