- iPhone Nanite
- 6 Posts
Text Message overage
Hello I am 4 months new to Iphone and I am enjoying it but I have a problem. I have 1000 text messages included in my package from AT&T and I am almost over the 1000 and I have like 10 days left before I start a new month. Can you tell me if there is a way I can stop the incoming messages before I go over and get charged I have the Iphone4. Thanks and Helppppp.
- 06-07-2011, 11:29 AM #2
There is no way to turn off text messages to my knowledge, only cellular data. Even with cellular data off, you'll still be able to send/receive text messages.
Only way I can think of is to turn the phone off, as most carriers won't queue messages to be sent to a device if it's off.
- 06-07-2011, 11:31 AM #3
I'm not sure if there's an iPhone specific solution, but you can log in to your AT&T account and do it there. The only messages you will receive are ones from AT&T, which do not count toward your billable texts. I'm a big sms person so I blow through 1000 text messages in a week or two - (Most people in my area have a different carrier so I try to text more to save voice minutes, ha!)
Edit: here's the link Log In
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- 06-07-2011, 09:48 PM #10
And text messaging actually uses the voice side of the system, that's why killing data doesn't stop text messages... basically "data" is defined as anything that is NOT voice or text messaging.
- 06-07-2011, 10:28 PM #11
Sign up for unlimited texts. I had a limited text plan in the past and welt well over my limit...that was not a nice bill lol. Unlimited would save you overage fees not to mention the constant worrying about reaching your limit.
- 06-07-2011, 11:35 PM #12iPhone Nanite
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I know that with Bell (in Canada) we are charged for both incoming and outgoing, however if you have a texting plan incoming are free. I think that`s a good deal. It used to be that incoming were free regardless, but most people have texting plans so it`s not a bad alternative.
- 06-08-2011, 08:08 AM #13
Being in Canada, I'm not entirely educated on USA Cellular Carriers, however I'm quite positive that they should offer an unlimited plan, probably not much more per month than what you're paying for the 1000/month.
In Canada, Unlimited in/out text is included in every plan south of the $20/month mark, on every major carrier (Rogers, Bell, Telus, etc.)
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