I got my mobile phone bill and almost choked. It was $100. Like I have not had a bill that high since last year when I had to call into work from the UK (and work reimbursed me for all the calls). Granted part of this bill was an outgoing call I made to a friend in Italy, but most of the overage charges have been to text messages. Last fall I upgraded my calling plan and it worked fine for me. I was keeping within my minutes and life was good.
UNTIL-most of my friends became text addicts. I mean they text all the flipping time, even when they don't even need to. I'd get two or three texts for something that a 10 second phone call could cover. I've fallen into the habit of responding to these texts, sometimes with those silly emoticons and abbreviations. you know, :) :( ;) C U L8r.
I know I'm showing my age, but do we really need to document every movement with a text? I've made a promise to myself to really restrict my texting to the absolute minimum and then it will only be a response if need be. I'm going back to phone calls.....and yes, I still hand write letters too!