Originally posted by Chris4
That's not even 1p (£0.01), the smallest coin.
You're not paying with coins when you have a contract though, and if you do pay cash (prepaid) I'm sure you're not paying per single SMS. You'd be surprised what a single grain of rice costs
Most of the world is highly overcharging for mobile phone service, text messages in particular.
What I have seen from the US is mostly aimed at heavy users: Lot's of offers for "unlimited" minutes/texts/data (at a price), but if you're a light or even moderate users you seem to be left out. But US members will know better than me.
The cheapest plan for an iPhone on AT&T (just going with the most popular over there) is 70USD per month
and you still pay 199 for the phone
. Personally I haven't been paying more than 20USD per month in ages and even my very first contract in the beginning wasn't *that* expensive. Yay Netherlands... but Denmark seems even nicer