Using Twitter on your AT&T Phone? Meet the 677 Page Phone Bill!

If you’re a heavy “twitterer” and are using the service on your AT&T smartphone, be sure to sign up for unlimited data, texting and ebilling, otherwise you may end up with a 677 page phone bill like the guy below.

[Via TechEblog]

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12 Responses to Using Twitter on your AT&T Phone? Meet the 677 Page Phone Bill!

  1. Hard to say what the bill would be. Let’s assume he has Messaging 1500; that’s $15, plus $.05 per message beyond that. In his case, that would be 13,515 other messages totaling $675.75. If he got Messaging 200, that would be 14,815 extra messages at 10 cents each, or $1481.50. Or, God forbid, no messaging plan, which would be 20 cents for all 15,015 messages, or an insane $3003. That’s not counting the talk plan, data plan, and any other extras he’s added.

    Of course, this is all assuming he doesn’t have an unlimited message plan, which would be only $20 per month. I don’t uses AT&T, so I don’t know if they’d list every message if you have an unlimited plan, but it’s theoretically possible (though unlikely) that the bill is under 100 bucks.

  2. Hard to say what the bill would be. Let's assume he has Messaging 1500; that's $15, plus $.05 per message beyond that. In his case, that would be 13,515 other messages totaling $675.75. If he got Messaging 200, that would be 14,815 extra messages at 10 cents each, or $1481.50. Or, God forbid, no messaging plan, which would be 20 cents for all 15,015 messages, or an insane $3003. That's not counting the talk plan, data plan, and any other extras he's added.

    Of course, this is all assuming he doesn't have an unlimited message plan, which would be only $20 per month. I don't uses AT&T, so I don't know if they'd list every message if you have an unlimited plan, but it's theoretically possible (though unlikely) that the bill is under 100 bucks.

  3. Speaking as an avid iPhone user with two texting-teens on my plan… the FIRST thing you should do upon signing up for unlimited texting is to go with paperless billing.

    (our own “personal best” phone bill was 500+ pages)

    Even with unlimited texting, AT&T does list EverySingleOne of your messages, which leads to the untimely demise of lot o’trees.

  4. Speaking as an avid iPhone user with two texting-teens on my plan… the FIRST thing you should do upon signing up for unlimited texting is to go with paperless billing.

    (our own "personal best" phone bill was 500+ pages)

    Even with unlimited texting, AT&T does list EverySingleOne of your messages, which leads to the untimely demise of lot o'trees.