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Sprint raising SMS rates yet again, prevents contract breakage

Darren Murph

We certainly hope this isn't just the beginning of yet another round robin of SMS price hikes, but reportedly, Sprint is aiming to jack up the cost of a casual incoming or outgoing text message (again) by five whole cents. Yep, that means every single SMS you send or get sent after October 1st while not on some sort of package plan will cost you one-fifth of a dollar, or in other terms, $0.20. Even worse, it appears that Sprint has made absolutely sure that you weasels out there won't be breaking free of your contract, as it purportedly stated that the increase "is permissible under its terms of service," and that users looking to get out will still be forced to pony up for that early termination fee. Shucks.

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