Monday, December 29, 2008

What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting

NVDL: As the recession hits more people everywhere, we need to identify the 'swindles' out there that suck the cash out of our pockets. Here's one.
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TEXT messaging is a wonderful business to be in: about 2.5 trillion messages will have been sent from cellphones worldwide this year. The public assumes that the wireless carriers’ costs are far higher than they actually are, and profit margins are concealed by a heavy curtain.

“Operating costs are relatively insensitive to volume,” he said. “It doesn’t cost the carrier much more to transmit a hundred million messages than a million.”
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