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30/12/2008

The revenue wireless carriers generate from text messaging fees is virtually 100% profit, according to Srinivasan Keshav, a computer science professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, who was interviewed for a recent New York Times article about SMS pricing.

“Operating costs are relatively insensitive to volume,” Keshav said, explaining that text messages are sent over otherwise-empty airwaves reserved for operation of the wireless network. “It doesn’t cost the carrier much more to transmit a hundred million messages than a million.”

With about 2.5-trillion SMS messages sent this year, and an additional 3.3-trillion expected to cross the airwaves in 2009, text messaging is a growing cash cow for mobile phone carriers around the world.

Of course, one cannot begrudge carriers the right to generate a profit, especially from a discretionary communication service which hundreds of millions of people choose to make use of on a daily basis. But knowledge of such massive profit margins doesn’t exactly illuminate the integrity of cell phone operators like Bell and Telus, which recently doubled their revenue from pay-per-use text messaging by adding a new $0.15 fee for each incoming message.



 

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