Quote Originally Posted by marinejcksn View Post
WHO THE F*** PAYS FOR EACH TEXT MESSAGE INDIVIDUALLY?
I do.

My cell carrier charges me $0.10 per text message, either sent or received.

I've never paid more than $0.50 in a given month for text messages, except once when my carrier kept spamming me with text message advertisements and I had to call them to stop. Fortunately, they refunded the $1.20 that I sent.

Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
And you generally cannot disable your phones ability to receive text messaging even if you don't have the plan.
Sure you can. Call your cell carrier and tell them you no longer want to receive text messages. They will disable them for you.