It should not come as a surprise to many that teens (amongst many others) are starting to really, really like text messages. Like a lot of cell phone users, I used to worry if I had enough minutes, always thinking that my talk time would be to much for my current plan. Now we have a whole new set of worries. With more and more people using text messages, IM, email and web access, we now need to consider our data plans as much if not more than minutes.
Whether it’s something important or just a random thought, its quick and easy to send a text. For most it just takes a few seconds and that can lead to some serious trouble without a good text messaging plan.
Sofia Rubenstein (age 17) recently racked up 6,807 messages in a month time frame that sent her families bill to over $1,100 for that month. While this is a bit of an extreme example at around 225 a day, a lot of plans offer just a few hundred a month at most, so it could be very costly when the average message is around $0.15. With many companies such as Verizon and AT&T now offering unlimited unlimited text message plans, now may be a good time to make some adjustments to your current cell phone plan.