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GA -- January 22, 2009 -- Just in time for Valentine's Day (traditionally the
busiest text messaging day of the year), MyRatePlan.com, a comparison website
for cell phone and other household services, announces the launch of a new
interactive calculator to help consumers locate the most cost-effective text
messaging plan offered by their cell phone service provider. This free tool is
located at http://www.myrateplan.com/text_messaging.
from talking, text messaging is the most popular cell phone application, and
that popularity has only grown over the past couple years as phones with full
QWERTY keyboards (real or touch screen) have become more and more popular with
consumers. During the same period,
however, most national cell phone service providers have doubled their a la
carte rate for messaging, from $0.10 to $0.20 per message sent or
received. This can quickly run up a
cell phone bill for those consumers who have not migrated to the right text
messaging package offered by their cell phone provider.
with voice cell phone plans, the cost of not having the right text messaging
plan can be substantial," said Allan Keiter, president of MyRatePlan.com. "For those not on a messaging plan, sending
or receiving just four messages a day can result in over $200 in unnecessary
charges over the course of a year."
just a few seconds, the MyRatePlan software estimates the monthly cost for text
messaging on each plan currently marketed by a consumer's cell phone provider, based
on the number of text messages sent and received. It highlights the lowest-cost option and can calculate annual
(www.myrateplan.com) gives consumers
the facts they need to make more informed buying decisions about household
services. Whether evaluating cell phone plans, high speed Internet, satellite
TV, credit cards, VoIP or other services, MyRatePlan helps consumers save time,
money and fuel by enabling these comparisons from the comfort of home.