said by morbo:
kids and teens are the biggest SMS users. so this is a tax/fee on their ignorance.
I've reached the point where I'd rather just call the person then spend the time tapping out a message. I used to have Verizon's Unlimited IN text messaging with 500 other messages and it cost $10. Then, I noticed most months I would have no more than 20-30 total messages (in/out). Well, even if it were 30 message @ $0.30 a message, that's only $9.00 so I still saved money. Now that I know I don't have unlimited message, I use it even less. This past month was 19 messages (12 in / 7 out) for $2.85.