Where is the Consumer Protection Agency or the FCC? The very thought that any cell phone company would charge for text messages when a customer is paying for unlimited talk is a scam. One five minute voice call puts more of a load on the network than someone could possibly put texting all day constantly as fast as a human can type. Text messages are compressed, put in wait status and sent in burst in dead spots between the digital voice bursts. It is far to the advantage of the phone company for you to send a text message rather than the shortest possible call. Charging small fees for sending photos and videos based on their compressed sizes makes sense, but even those are sent space available. Only live voice communications requires immediate bandwidth. [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']This can be stopped quickly if everyone contacts their state and federal representatives and complains. There is no justification for it. A total scam.[/FONT]