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Do you really know what a text message costs?!
February 9, 2016
6:09 pm
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February 9, 2016
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The Speakout site says that a text message cost 15 cents to send but I got to wondering when my prepaid plan kept running out so quickly. So I started to monitor each text I sent. One cost $1.45, another 35 cents, the next 30 cents...

After contacting Speakout they said ".. if your message is longer than 160 spaces (includes spaces, symbols and numbers) it will be broken into multiple messages and your account will be charged for each message."

So, who knew that?! And why isn't that explained on the website?

Although they have defined what constitutes a 'text message' their charges to my account still do not match their formula. That's the next query I have in to Speakout.

So, long story short, if you are on a budget and it matters to you what you get charged for your text messages, it might be a good time to start monitoring your account charges.

Speakout, if you ever read this forum, I would like to ask you to add this information about charges for texts to your website. Saying there is a 15 cent charge a for text messages IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE!

February 11, 2016
2:38 am
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January 18, 2009
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Was news to me but people just don't send that lengthy a text typically and search with the below words to see this is a phone limit not a SO limit...........

text message character limit