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The New York Times published this article recently:
What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting

I’m glad this issue is finally reaching a wider audience.  It costs virtually NOTHING for your wireless carrier to send your text messages, yet the prices they charge to do so are getting higher and higher.

Want to know more?  How about this:
“… sending a mundane, ubiquitous text message costs at least four times as much as transmitting scientific data from the Hubble telescope.”

Text messaging is a colossal ripoff – which is why I have disabled it altogether.

Still hungry for more?  Here’s a related post on Slashdot and this brilliant comment on another post.