reply to boogi man
Re: I'd love to dump SMS....
said by boogi man:Well, it does cost them SOMETHING. The impact on the cellular network is next to nil (texts go out on paging channels when they have unused capacity) but they still have to maintain the back end billing and message routing hardware. They also have to negotiate peering arrangements with other carriers.
given that the sms system is basically a non cost item for the carrier as i understand it being charged as much as they do is frustrating.
The margin is extremely high on text messages but it is not infinite. It irks me a little bit to pay what I do for them but at the end of the day I'm the one making the decision to use the service. I could stop tomorrow if I really wanted to, it would just be a PITA to do so.
no not infinite but like you said extreme margins for sure.