While he's at it...
Why not dig into why it costs more to get your hair cut, car washed, lawn mowed, taxes done? Let's tap into why it would cost you to hire a plumber at $65/hour? 🙄
You all get my point. It is none of the governments concern as to what a company charges for an OPTIONAL service. If they want to charge $1/SMS, that's there right as a business in the US.
Because if fair competition is involved, then the consumer will make or break the company they choose to do business with.
The reason they are increasing the prioces is to obviously make more money. More and more people are sending texts as oppossed to calling so it causes more strain on the network. Plus, if another companies price is higher then theres then why not rais...
Kohl needs to leave free enterprise alone
Text messages cost what the market will bear. The government has no business stepping in here. People can choose to pay it, not pay it, block it, get a plan, whatever.
The government has no business setting prices for services.
However, it is quite odd that the providers would increase the messaging rate and the cost to send messages stay the same, knowing full well it constitutes a "material change" of the contract, thereby allowing people to cancel without penalty.
I agree that the govt has no right in setting prices for services, but the basis is true. The prices have increased for customers, although the cost for using these services for the carriers have not changed. I'm tired of having to explain this to c...
Someone wants an answer for the reasoning why...the justification...
People are sending more messages, people are willing to pay more for them, and the infrastructure costs more to keep using more messages, then previously.
I remember when Texts...
Seriously, could you be any more of a shill for the teleco's?
It's not exactly free enterprise. Remember the government put these businesses into play by allowing them to merge and giving them money from the USF. Therefore, they have to make sure that the people who they represent are not screwed by these same ...
The biggest problem I forsee happening to all of us down the road is getting hit with crazy monthly charges from receiving text messages we didnt solicit. More importantly for spammers and advertisers. As anyone with a clue know that your cell # is th...
At least on a CDMA network like VZW, Sprint, Alltel, etc use, the format for delivering an SMS hasn't changed in well over 10 years. However, the number of SMS messages has exponentially increased since then. Go to a major sporting event during playoffs or a big concert and see how long it takes to send an SMS, if it even goes through.
The carriers are charging more for SMS because they may need to spend more money to add capacity to their networks in areas just for SMS.
Aren't they also getting more money in return from these sms's?
Do the math.