So it takes 6,250 SMS messages to add up to 1MB of data transfer. And 6,250 SMS messages at 12p per message works out at £750 per MB. Not so much of a bargain now, eh? Our thanks to mobile VoIP purveyor Vyke Communications for this useful info.
What we learned this month:
texting is phenomenally expensive. True, most consumers think of text messaging as the cheapest way to communicate, partly because it’s so simple but primarily because a standard 160-character text averages just 12p. But think of it as a data cost, and it goes up to £750 per megabyte. Each character in an SMS message equates to one byte of data. 160 characters equals 160 bytes of data.
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