[December 29, 2008]

Think of this a a post Christmas gift or should I say ”HELL! TO THE STREETS Y’ALL!” 

“Text messages are not just tiny; they are also free riders, tucked into what’s called a control channel, space reserved for operation of the wireless network.
 
That’s why a message is so limited in length: it must not exceed the length of the message used for internal communication between tower and handset to set up a call.
The channel uses space whether or not a text message is inserted.”
 
From/read more at gizmodo
 
Yeah, telcos provided the capital and the hardware for networks but then again, since SMS is free, aren’t we being overcharged? SO what do we do?
 
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you!
 
Start 2009 right, SMS is free!