Do I still get charged for receiving a text message if I don’t open it?

//Do I still get charged for receiving a text message if I don’t open it?

Do I still get charged for receiving a text message if I don’t open it?

Question by seth817: Do I still get charged for receiving a text message if I don’t open it?
I have verizon wireless, and I was wondering If I receive a text message, but I ignore it and don’t view it, will I still be charged a fee? I want to alert myself when specific conditions in the stock market are met using an online service, but I don’t want to run up the bill. If that makes sense.

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Answer by phoozball
As far as I know, you will be charged for receiving a text. It may be easier though just to sign up for unlimited texting. It’s only $ 5 a month. That could save you in the long run. There are some companies like T-mobile for example where customers have gotten charged for incoming but not opened text messages. Your best bet is to contact Verizon to fully get the answer you’re looking for. It does not state anywhere on their plan whether or not you’d get charged.

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By | 2013-06-26T01:26:13+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Text Message Marketing|2 Comments

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  1. SadieB June 26, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Most plans will count it as received whether you actually read the text message or not. Check out their site to see if you can get a plan that will increase your texting amount so you aren’t paying by the message. That way you can get your alerts without it costing you a lot. I think they have a plan that allows for around 5,000 texts a month!
    http://support.vzw.com/faqs/TXT%20messaging/faq.html

  2. rtmsymttttttttttttttttttttttbdbd June 26, 2013 at 2:19 am

    you will be charged, yes. but it is NOT 5 dollars for unlimited, i am paying 20 for it. it would matter what plan you have.

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