Young Cell Users Rack Up Debt, a Message at a Time

Many high school and college students accustomed to sending unlimited instant messages on their computers do not adapt easily to text messaging’s pay-per-message format, and end up with unexpectedly high bills when they get involved in keypad conversations that involve hundreds, even thousands, of messages a month. The results are angry confrontations with parents, long-term payment plans and the loss of cellphone privileges.–Lisa W. Foderaro Young Cell Users Rack Up Debt, a Message at a Time (NY Times)