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  1. #1
    Gwyn Grega
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    Default Saving Money on Cell Phone 411

    I don't know how to "reply" to a current thread, with the board being

    in the current condition that it is in, it is actually aggrivating to

    not be able to view messages, individually, instead of having to

    recieve the daily thread as the only means to see messages, then have

    to sift through them, because I have no interest in Autism/ADHD on a

    budget board. Although I do "sympathize" with individuals that are

    affected by it.



    That being said, the reason I am posting, is I noticed that a lady

    said she was annoyed with her husband using 411 on his cell phone.

    Boy can I feel your pain. My son insist every month, even though I

    COMPLAIN each month, on using 411 at least 8 times.......



    When I got my cell phone bill yesterday, it was $230.00. I HIT the

    roof. Once I called the provider, to DISCUSS the bill, He had used

    $40.00 worth of easy edge (internet features) during the month. Well,

    that now has a BLOCK on it.



    When I asked her could I put a BLOCK on 411, laughing when I asked it,

    she said, "Well, there isn't any reason he should be using 411, with

    text messaging available" (I personally knew about the "FREE 411"

    number, but can't stand using it because they can never get it right)

    anyway, she explained how he can use text messaging. I tried it, and

    guess what it works.



    I don't have text messaging available for my phone, so If I send one,

    it cost i think .20 cents. To recieve a text message is "free".



    So what you do is send a text message to GOOGLE. Google being the

    telephone number of the receiver. Not the actual letters, but the

    numbers assigned to the numbers on your phone pad. Then you type in

    your business or name you need the listing for and city state.



    Example: Walmart Kalamazoo Kingdom Come..........then send the text

    message.



    Within a few minutes you will start receive the text message in return

    giving you the name address and phone number of the requested

    business. If there is more than one listing in the town, it will send

    a few messages back. If you don't put the city state, it will send

    numerous messages back for your area code, so be sure to do the city

    state. Try it. It works. I couldn't believe it. So even if you

    don't have free text, the most it should cost you is around twenty cents.



    Gwyn

    North Carolina








  2. #2
    Karen Pierce
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    Default Saving Money on Cell Phone 411


    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Holy cow on the $230 bill....one more reason I use the pay as you go service.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Wow...
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KP

    <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gwyn Grega
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:39 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Saving Money on Cell Phone 411





    I don't know how to "reply" to a current thread, with the board being
    in the current condition that it is in, it is actually aggrivating to
    not be able to view messages, individually, instead of having to
    recieve the daily thread as the only means to see messages, then have
    to sift through them, because I have no interest in Autism/ADHD on a
    budget board. Although I do "sympathize" with individuals that are
    affected by it.

    That being said, the reason I am posting, is I noticed that a lady
    said she was annoyed with her husband using 411 on his cell phone.
    Boy can I feel your pain. My son insist every month, even though I
    COMPLAIN each month, on using 411 at least 8 times.......

    When I got my cell phone bill yesterday, it was $230.00. I HIT the
    roof. Once I called the provider, to DISCUSS the bill, He had used
    $40.00 worth of easy edge (internet features) during the month. Well,
    that now has a BLOCK on it.

    When I asked her could I put a BLOCK on 411, laughing when I asked it,
    she said, "Well, there isn't any reason he should be using 411, with
    text messaging available" (I personally knew about the "FREE 411"
    number, but can't stand using it because they can never get it right)
    anyway, she explained how he can use text messaging. I tried it, and
    guess what it works.

    I don't have text messaging available for my phone, so If I send one,
    it cost i think .20 cents. To recieve a text message is "free".

    So what you do is send a text message to GOOGLE. Google being the
    telephone number of the receiver. Not the actual letters, but the
    numbers assigned to the numbers on your phone pad. Then you type in
    your business or name you need the listing for and city state.

    Example: Walmart Kalamazoo Kingdom Come..........then send the text
    message.

    Within a few minutes you will start receive the text message in return
    giving you the name address and phone number of the requested
    business. If there is more than one listing in the town, it will send
    a few messages back. If you don't put the city state, it will send
    numerous messages back for your area code, so be sure to do the city
    state. Try it. It works. I couldn't believe it. So even if you
    don't have free text, the most it should cost you is around twenty cents.

    Gwyn
    North Carolina





  3. #3
    Tressa Watts
    Guest

    Default Saving Money on Cell Phone 411

    I had 2 over $400 in a row.....texting about killed us...my daughter had to pay $300 for the 2nd one. The first one caught us by suprise...

    Texting adds up very quickly. 2 of her friends parents had $400 bills also....the same month. needless to say her phone has been gone for 2 months now.





    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    From: karen729@sbcglobal.net
    Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:51:46 -0500
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Saving Money on Cell Phone 411





    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Holy cow on the $230 bill....one more reason I use the pay as you go service.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Wow...
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KP

    <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gwyn Grega
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:39 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Saving Money on Cell Phone 411





    I don't know how to "reply" to a current thread, with the board being
    in the current condition that it is in, it is actually aggrivating to
    not be able to view messages, individually, instead of having to
    recieve the daily thread as the only means to see messages, then have
    to sift through them, because I have no interest in Autism/ADHD on a
    budget board. Although I do "sympathize" with individuals that are
    affected by it.

    That being said, the reason I am posting, is I noticed that a lady
    said she was annoyed with her husband using 411 on his cell phone.
    Boy can I feel your pain. My son insist every month, even though I
    COMPLAIN each month, on using 411 at least 8 times.......

    When I got my cell phone bill yesterday, it was $230.00. I HIT the
    roof. Once I called the provider, to DISCUSS the bill, He had used
    $40.00 worth of easy edge (internet features) during the month. Well,
    that now has a BLOCK on it.

    When I asked her could I put a BLOCK on 411, laughing when I asked it,
    she said, "Well, there isn't any reason he should be using 411, with
    text messaging available" (I personally knew about the "FREE 411"
    number, but can't stand using it because they can never get it right)
    anyway, she explained how he can use text messaging. I tried it, and
    guess what it works.

    I don't have text messaging available for my phone, so If I send one,
    it cost i think .20 cents. To recieve a text message is "free".

    So what you do is send a text message to GOOGLE. Google being the
    telephone number of the receiver. Not the actual letters, but the
    numbers assigned to the numbers on your phone pad. Then you type in
    your business or name you need the listing for and city state.

    Example: Walmart Kalamazoo Kingdom Come..........then send the text
    message.

    Within a few minutes you will start receive the text message in return
    giving you the name address and phone number of the requested
    business. If there is more than one listing in the town, it will send
    a few messages back. If you don't put the city state, it will send
    numerous messages back for your area code, so be sure to do the city
    state. Try it. It works. I couldn't believe it. So even if you
    don't have free text, the most it should cost you is around twenty cents.

    Gwyn
    North Carolina





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  4. #4
    Alisa Head
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    Default Saving Money on Cell Phone 411



    Several mobile carriers (Sprint and MetroPCS) offer a flat rate for unlimited texting. Trust me,our family also learned the hard way . . . love sick teen-aged boy. Even making him earn and pay the $$ did not cure him in a single month's billing cycle. Can be an expensive lesson for youngsters to learn and being in the same boat as his friends and their parents didn't make it any less painful.





    In response to the other thread concerning the government tax incentive checks -- if I can't rein in my DH's monthly 411 usage I think we can all guess where our $ will go (LOL). Honestly, the first monthhis usage was "noticable" I jokingly asked if it was a 900# complete with heavy breathing and not simply 411 fees





    Alisa

    --- On Thu, 3/20/08, Tressa Watts <TressaPSGT@hotmail.com> wrote:

    From: Tressa Watts <TressaPSGT@hotmail.com>
    Subject: RE: Budget101.com : Saving Money on Cell Phone 411
    To: budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008, 5:00 PM


    <DIV id="yiv1513562396">



    I had 2 over $400 in a row.....texting about killed us...my daughter had to pay $300 for the 2nd one. The first one caught us by suprise...
    Texting adds up very quickly. 2 of her friends parents had $400 bills also....the same month. needless to say her phone has been gone for 2 months now.





    To: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com
    From: karen729@sbcglobal. net
    Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:51:46 -0500
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Saving Money on Cell Phone 411





    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Holy cow on the $230 bill....one more reason I use the pay as you go service.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Wow...
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KP

    <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gwyn Grega
    To: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com
    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:39 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Saving Money on Cell Phone 411





    I don't know how to "reply" to a current thread, with the board being
    in the current condition that it is in, it is actually aggrivating to
    not be able to view messages, individually, instead of having to
    recieve the daily thread as the only means to see messages, then have
    to sift through them, because I have no interest in Autism/ADHD on a
    budget board. Although I do "sympathize" with individuals that are
    affected by it.

    That being said, the reason I am posting, is I noticed that a lady
    said she was annoyed with her husband using 411 on his cell phone.
    Boy can I feel your pain. My son insist every month, even though I
    COMPLAIN each month, on using 411 at least 8 times.......

    When I got my cell phone bill yesterday, it was $230.00. I HIT the
    roof. Once I called the provider, to DISCUSS the bill, He had used
    $40.00 worth of easy edge (internet features) during the month. Well,
    that now has a BLOCK on
    it.

    When I asked her could I put a BLOCK on 411, laughing when I asked it,
    she said, "Well, there isn't any reason he should be using 411, with
    text messaging available" (I personally knew about the "FREE 411"
    number, but can't stand using it because they can never get it right)
    anyway, she explained how he can use text messaging. I tried it, and
    guess what it works.

    I don't have text messaging available for my phone, so If I send one,
    it cost i think .20 cents. To recieve a text message is "free".

    So what you do is send a text message to GOOGLE. Google being the
    telephone number of the receiver. Not the actual letters, but the
    numbers assigned to the numbers on your phone pad. Then you type in
    your business or name you need the listing for and city state.

    Example: Walmart Kalamazoo Kingdom Come........ ..then send the text
    message.

    Within a few minutes you will start receive the text
    message in return
    giving you the name address and phone number of the requested
    business. If there is more than one listing in the town, it will send
    a few messages back. If you don't put the city state, it will send
    numerous messages back for your area code, so be sure to do the city
    state. Try it. It works. I couldn't believe it. So even if you
    don't have free text, the most it should cost you is around twenty cents.

    Gwyn
    North Carolina






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  5. #5
    Monica
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    Default Saving Money on Cell Phone 411



    >>I had 2 over $400 in a row.....texting about killed us...<<

    Doesn’t your plan have an unlimited text plan? Most do and it has GOT to be cheaper than $400/mth LOL! Maybe your daughter could pay for the upgrade herself.
    Monica




 

 

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