Okay…this one is for you Maggie. A lot of my friends have been wondering how I get away with only paying $50 a month on my phone bill. There are actually two secrets to this method. First I’m on a family plan with contributes to the bulk of my bill savings. Secondly. I don’t pay more than 5 bucks a month for text messaging. The only reason I even pay that amount is because AT&T rips you off by charging your for incoming and outgoing messages. For this reason I pay the minimal amount and can text up to 250 incoming and outgoing. For this reason I researched alternate methods for free text messaging. I actually found this trick back in my high school days when I got my first cell phone. I googled a method that allowed me to text my friends from my email directly to their phone. This way I didn’t have to pay extra for texts when I had access to a computer.
Since I have an iPhone and have regular access my email, I found a way to text for free through my email! It sends a text message directly to the recipient and allows them to reply directly back to my email…all at no cost to me of course. You wonder how this works? I’ve copied a link for you to access the different “email text codes” for a variety of providers…include international networks. Enjoy!