Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Text Messages...

...are evil. Sure, they allow people to have conversations without having to make phone calls...a plus in the corporate environment, but they also cost money. A lot of money. As my poor husband just discovered.

We use T-Mobile for our cellular service. We've been very happy with it. There's this really cool feature where you can dial #646#talk and a little screen will pop up telling you how many minutes you've used this billing cycle. It's VERY nice to make sure we don't go over. You can do the same thing for text messages, only dial #674#talk. My poor husband hasn't figured this out yet...or else he forgot.

I just got off the phone with customer service finidng out WHY we have an almost $300 cell phone bill. Some charges I'd forgotten about and was fine with. But they were small. I did find out my husband went over his monthly text "allowence" of 400 texts. By a lot.

A whole lot.

A REALLY whole lot.

He went 750 message OVER his 400.

At $0.10 a text.

He went over $75!!!!!! I about had heart failure.

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He went over THIS month too! That was just OCTOBER! He was already over THIS month to the tune of $50!!!!

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The customer service rep was AWESOME and she got his plan bumped up and backdated so we won't get hit hard as well on this next bill. DH has to curb his texting...by a LOT!

2 comments:

Guinevere Meadow said...

Who on earth is he texting so much?

Horsey Mama said...

His sister while she's at work...so she can't talk on the phone. @@ I told him there is NOTHING she can say that HAS to have him reply right then. She can wait until she's off work to talk to you. LOL We don't pay for text messages received...just sent. *sigh*