Prepaid Text Message Prices Changes Coming August 13th

The postpaid rate plans aren’t the only thing changing in T-Mobile land in the next 30 days as some minor but noteworthy changes are coming to pay as you go sms pricing. Effective August 13th is a slight bump in the price for SMS messages received from 5 cents to 10 cents. It’s not a huge change but as customers have already begun receiving warning messages from T-Mobile we thought you all should know!

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  • Anonymous

    Oh, I never knew that recieving text was 5cent, I always thought it’s 10cent for bother receiving and sending… but it doesn’t matter to me tho.

    • Kwolf777

      Well gee Beav.. thanks for your thoughts…

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for taking the time to reply.

        Oh I didn’t know this was prepaid lol…

  • The ATL Guy

    Doubling a fee is, “slight”. 
    Damn glad I am not prepaid. 

    • Christian Boehnke

      +1

      tmonews, let’s not be complete tmofanboys here, and call t-mobile out on this. A service that should < .1 cent per message is 5000% overpriced already. It's a cash cow, let's just double it. Do your job, tmonews.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Reed/1530570047 Paul Reed

    One day we will have a carrier that doesnt rape for nearly free sms..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTH5ABSLWQANJ3O7UOVOXB26Y MichaelS

      It’s called Google Voice.  :-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTH5ABSLWQANJ3O7UOVOXB26Y MichaelS

      It’s called Google Voice.  :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      Good luck on that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Reed/1530570047 Paul Reed

    One day we will have a carrier that doesnt rape for nearly free sms..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Reed/1530570047 Paul Reed

    One day we will have a carrier that doesnt rape for nearly free sms..

  • ashkinaz

    Since when is double the price not a huge change?

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      People usually think in $ amount, not %.

      • Vivek Khanwalkar

        I’m contract with family unlimited messaging, but I have to say if I was pre-paid paying $0.05/incoming I’d be out $25/mo (receive at least 500 incoming sms each month), and this change would make it $50. Is $25 per month x 12 = $300/year “ It’s not a huge change ” or am I just texting too much? 

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          That’s a lot of $ and %, and yes, you text too much. ;)
          Luckily you have unlimited sms plan.

      • Vivek Khanwalkar

        I’m contract with family unlimited messaging, but I have to say if I was pre-paid paying $0.05/incoming I’d be out $25/mo (receive at least 500 incoming sms each month), and this change would make it $50. Is $25 per month x 12 = $300/year “ It’s not a huge change ” or am I just texting too much? 

  • Minh Phan

    OK. Can we get out of contract since they raise the price?

    • Shawnh91

      Sure get out of that prepaid contract anytime. Can we all read the post before we comment?

    • Shawnh91

      Sure get out of that prepaid contract anytime. Can we all read the post before we comment?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Seriously? It’s prepaid…if you have a contract, you’re doing it wrong.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Seriously? It’s prepaid…if you have a contract, you’re doing it wrong.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      PAYG is not a contract!!!!  You’re free to leave any time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      PAYG is not a contract!!!!  You’re free to leave any time.

  • Minh Phan

    OK. Can we get out of contract since they raise the price?

  • MK Terra

    “Slight” as in 100% higher, for messages you have no direct control over.  Joy.

  • MK Terra

    “Slight” as in 100% higher, for messages you have no direct control over.  Joy.

  • callmeotter

    they charge you when you get unwanted text messages – whether they be spam or someone drunk texting…tey used to give you a credit if you called; now with the horrific customer service, they charge you and say ‘sorry’ – its so stupid to piss off a long term customer over a few cents…when it costs so much more to get a new customer…and yes i know this is talking about prepay – but Im just talking about the policy in general, and my horrific experiences in the last year with a Tmob company I used to be so happy with and loyal to….Im actually the only person I know who has Tmob….and just trying to figure out what  my best move is….

    • Anonymous

      Sprint

    • Monica1989

      Fyi you can call to have your texts blocked, it’s free to do so.

    • Monica1989

      Fyi you can call to have your texts blocked, it’s free to do so.

      • SJ

        I dont want to block all texts….just the ones from people I dont know. 

      • SJ

        I dont want to block all texts….just the ones from people I dont know. 

      • SJ

        I dont want to block all texts….just the ones from people I dont know. 

      • SJ

        I dont want to block all texts….just the ones from people I dont know. 

      • guest

        actually, you can’t block texts on prepaid. 

    • JustAmazing87

      As a tmobile rep. No one cares about you. You are a pre pay customer

  • http://rescuetruth.com rescuetruth

    That’s not a huge bump?  It’s DOUBLE the original price.

  • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

    Incoming sms should be free, as you have no control over it, a call you don’t have to answer.

    • Completebs

      I agree, where else do you have to pay for something that you have no control over?  People get spam text messages all the time.  And now T-Mobile has increased their income on these by 100%.

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  • Mopar6464

    What a pathetic prepaid service charge.
    Just use Simple Mobile for unlimited everything  fro $50.00/month.
    It’s the same service and that’s all fees & taxes included .

  • Mopar6464

    What a pathetic prepaid service charge.
    Just use Simple Mobile for unlimited everything  fro $50.00/month.
    It’s the same service and that’s all fees & taxes included .

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      T-Mobile prepaid also has unlimited plans as well!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      T-Mobile prepaid also has unlimited plans as well!

  • Mopar6464

    What a pathetic prepaid service charge.
    Just use Simple Mobile for unlimited everything  fro $50.00/month.
    It’s the same service and that’s all fees & taxes included .

  • Anonymous

    the at&t virus have already infected t-mobile,horns and tail slowly but surely growing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

    It’s not a huge change in the incoming rate.  It’s only 100% :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

    It’s not a huge change in the incoming rate.  It’s only 100% :)

  • Jarcohen123

    It’s a pity how they have to raise prices but afterall it is a business not a non profit so you kind of expect that kind of stuff happening with every company

  • Jarcohen123

    It’s a pity how they have to raise prices but afterall it is a business not a non profit so you kind of expect that kind of stuff happening with every company

  • Jarcohen123

    It’s a pity how they have to raise prices but afterall it is a business not a non profit so you kind of expect that kind of stuff happening with every company

  • Jarcohen123

    It’s a pity how they have to raise prices but afterall it is a business not a non profit so you kind of expect that kind of stuff happening with every company

  • Sestarus

    well tmo prepid was once a good option but now for i would consider platinum tel much better option than tmo prepaid it is not gsm unfortunately but rather sprint cdma network, however prices are much better for example 5c min and 2c msg are about how much they actually should cost, and with decent choice of phones even with android devices there is not much in favor to tmo who tries to convert prepaid accounts to flexpay where the cheapest plan is about 30 dollars. even before they used wrong practices in topups with different price of the minute depending on the amount you load, i personally believe that this is good time to depart from tmo for prepaid customers :) I will stick probably for some time but in near future i will move to platinumTel. Tmo was once a good option and is still one of the best for post paid, but for prepaid not anymore. There is also virgin unlimited for people who like unlimited data ….

  • Sakennedy

    How is a 100% increase not a huge change?