Friday, October 10, 2008

If you didn't switch from Verizon for the iPhone -maybe this will help your decision.

As reported by Slashdot:

"It appears that Verizon is going to start double-dipping by charging both consumers AND content providers for SMS text messages. Verizon has informed content partners that it will levy a $.03 charge for messages sent to customers, effective November 1. From RCRWireless: 'Countless companies could be affected by the new fee, from players in the booming SMS-search space (4INFO, Google Inc. and ChaCha) to media companies (CNN, ESPN and local outlets) to mobile-couponing startups (Cellfire) to banks and other institutions that use mobile as an extension of customer services.'"

This also means I can't enter codes (as I have been doing) for MYCOKEREWARDS - Coke won't pay 3¢ for the confirmation that the code is valid.

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