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jjoshua
Premium
join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
kudos:3

Stupid comparison

Distance isn't the factor. It's the infrastructure and resources required to send data from anyone on the planet to anyone else on the planet that costs money.

Point to point is easy.

Telco prices still suck.


Telco

join:2008-12-19

When it comes to text, it uses the coms channel, so the infrastructure is already there and in use anyway.

Text messages literally cost a carrier nothing.



battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

It costs you very little to get to work so why are you not working for very little?

Would it make you happy if they stopped charging $20/mo for unlimited text messages and moved that $20 to your voice plan?
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.


Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
reply to Telco

said by Telco:

When it comes to text, it uses the coms channel, so the infrastructure is already there and in use anyway.

Umm, some amount of additional infrastructure is required, as are peering agreements with other telco providers. Text messages have a non-zero cost. It's admittedly a very small cost, but it's a cost nonetheless.


jjoshua
Premium
join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
kudos:3
reply to Telco

Except for all of the infrastructure and people required to keep it happening.

Regardless of specific cost to send a SMS, it's a ridiculous comparison.