It is really insane just how much people is charged for text messages. Data wise, a text message is practically nothing. For example, I am writing this article on Open Office. If I were to save a completely blank document in Open Office s default file format, it comes out to 7.04 KB. Using that same amount of memory, I could create about seventy one text messages. Makes you wonder why you re paying per text or for a twenty buck a month texting plan, huh?