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Thread: Verizon's unlimited msg'ing plan in going to have some serious competition

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    Unlimited Text Messaging?

    Does anyone have any ideas on when this might be comming out for Cingular or does anyone have it know how to get it?! My one line has 3000txt but is always going over, I have tried calling customer care, I do have a FAN so it takes me to Business Care) and they always tell me i do not have any options. Im also not under any contract, is there any suggestions for getting unlimited or how long will I have to wait before Cingular comes out with an unlimited package.

    PS i dont want to go to another carrier bc Cingular is the only service that works in my home.

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    No one will have any idea, its like asking when Cingular will have an unlimited mintues plan. Sure, we can all speculate, but there really is no answer to your question.

    I can say with some confidence that if your waiting around for Cingular to offer an unlimited text plan you'll be waiting awhile.

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    is there mabe anyway they can put like 2 3000txt msg plans on your account? mabe u could ask them that?

    just an idea

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    there's this program called Reporo --> www.reporo.com that uses your data connection to send free sms and mms, but I haven't been able to get it working. The cheapest unlimited data plan is 19.99 ... so 19.99 + Reporo = Free Text Messaging and much more ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith1569
    is there mabe anyway they can put like 2 3000txt msg plans on your account? mabe u could ask them that?

    just an idea
    Its not possbile, CSR's can't provision text packages like that. It is a good idea though.

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    why don't u just call people. that is like 100 messages a day.well i guess 50 outgoing and 50 incoming but still 100 a day.
    RAISING THE BAR !!! i hope

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    i already tried calling care to ask them to do that. . .the rep actually tried a few ways but she couldnt get it to go.

    Cant call because the person using the phone is deaf and uses text for communication.

    Has anyone had success through retention dept.?

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    T-Mobile has it right now for $14.99? Why wait for Cingular to get the ball rolling?

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    because t-mobile doesn't work in my house.

    I dont understand why Cingy wont just come out with unlimited or even unlimited "in"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DruB
    Has anyone had success through retention dept.?
    It wouldnt matter, theres nothing to give. Complaining about to customer care isnt going to help your situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by DruB
    I dont understand why Cingy wont just come out with unlimited or even unlimited "in"?
    Im sure its because at this point they dont feel its profitable to do so. Why dont you look into Blackberry service and go that route. You can always send a message to another phone on another network through email, you just have to know the address. If I sent an email from my BB to [email protected] from any email address through your BB it would be sent to that user at a text message on their phone. Now, if they sent you a reply to your wireless number you would be billed for the text message, but if they replyed via email, and you had that email set up on your BB, it would be billed as an email, problem solved.
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    I can't understand why Cingular doesn't have unlimited text messaging. Even Verizon, the fascists of the wireless world offer unlimited "in" with their packages. While its sometimes misconstrued as free incoming, if you took Verizon for m2m on a phone plan, having the unlimited in for texting might come into handy. I've all but ruled Cingular out for the exact reason that they don't have unlimited texting, 3000 messages don't last. If I didn't live in such a metro area with just about every carrier being good to great I might give Cingular consideration. Its hard to look at them though when USCC, Sprint and T-mobile all offer unlimited. Its not cost effective at all why does Cingular keep it up. T-mobile and Sprint and USCC all offer unlimited text and data for about half the price of Cingular. Its very confusing, Cingular might do themselves well to position themselves with unlimited text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoKoTe
    there's this program called Reporo --> www.reporo.com that uses your data connection to send free sms and mms, but I haven't been able to get it working. The cheapest unlimited data plan is 19.99 ... so 19.99 + Reporo = Free Text Messaging and much more ...
    can you text any phone or only text people with the reporo app?

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    with a BlackBerry cant you do PIN messaging as well? Would I have to have a BB Plan though to use PIN messaging?

    someone should start a petition to change the plans! I mean, they are chaning the ppu price so people get on packages, why dont they make them more attractive?
    Last edited by .7; 12-10-2006 at 11:07 PM.

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    What type of phone does your friend have? Would a third-party IM prog that uses data help?? It would be $20 a month for the mediamax unlimited data package plus the $15-20 or the IM app, but it's gotta be less than the text plan plus overages every month.

    Maybe something to look into??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DruB
    someone should start a petition to change the plans! I mean, they are chaning the ppu price so people get on packages, why dont they make them more attractive?


    Because from a financial standpoint, Cingular probably thinks they wouldn't benefit from an Unlimited Messaging add-on as much as charging heavy message-ers overages, even if they're on the 3000 SMS plan (unless heavy message-ers were willing to pay $79.99/mo for Unlimited Messaging... which they probably aren't).

    Nowadays, large companies that rank themselves #1 among their competitors tend to do little to benefit the customers, and more a lot more to benefit themselves. Companies that are smaller and/or ranked behind industry leaders tend to make their products/services more attractive to consumers to try and gain market share.

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