Originally Posted by atlguy3369
I think that you should re-check your bill. If you look closely, the sms messages are numbered and alongside them, it says incoming or outgoing. All of these messages add up on your bill and then are counted together. There is not a wireless carrier in the world that only charges for outgoing messages. That would be like someone calling you and you not getting charged for the minutes since that person was the one that placed the call. Use common sense and think about the fact that they will charge you every cent that they can. I have been with Cingular, now At&t, for over 7 years. Many, many times, I have gone over on my sms messages because of my incoming messages and I got charged the usual $.10/message overage.
I get unlimited incoming SMS messages from any carrier in North America and unlimited outgoing SMS messages to anyone using my carrier and about 3 other carriers for $10 per month, on my cell phone. Any other carriers outside of those 3, in Canada, cost .15 per message. When I get a message from those people, I do not get charged.
I get a detailed bill, and a count of all incoming messages, with the charge beside it... $0.00
I do not have a data plan... just a voice plan with a $10 text plan added.
Edit: I see others have responded noting the same fee structure, including free incoming call on the cell phone. Why would you pay for a call that you didn't make? I guess because you live somewhere where you have no other choice due to the cellular provider you have to use.