Assurance Wireless customers are now given free text messaging
First and foremost, customers who are on the carrier’s existing free 250 minute plan will now be graced with 250 text messages each month – all for the wonderful no-contract price of free of course. Simply, that’s one of the great advantageous of Assurance Wireless, as they provide telecommunications services to qualified low-income consumers at affordable rates.
Additionally, those on the $5 per month 500 minutes plan are given an accompanying 500 text messages per month. Lastly, for those customers that require a little more meat with their plan, they can still choose the carrier’s $20 per month plan, which allots 1,000 voice minutes and 1,000 text messages each month.
During these tough economic times customers have to make difficult decisions about how to spend their money, but wireless communications have become a necessity for people for a variety of reasons. We want to help consumers by continuing to improve on the basic offer.”
source: Assurance Wireless & Business Wire via Phonescoop
1. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Considering the actual cost to a carrier, in the first place, this is no great loss on the bottom line. In fact, it SHOULD be that way, and should have ALWAYS been that way, from the beginning for ALL carriers. Doen't make sense from the user's point of view otherwise.
2. lsutigers (Posts: 775; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Yes, because the infrastructure is in place and being supported by paying customers. However, carriers spend billions of dollars a year to maintain their networks and that is not paid for by these measly free, $5-$20 plans.