Oh, Uh, Well, That's Alright Then

Why are text messages so expensive? It’s the medium, stupid:

What exactly justifies making SMS messages sixty one million times more expensive than ISP data and 200x more expensive than TCP/USPS? How come technology, communication, and infrastructure is getting cheaper while the costs of SMS messages are increasing exponentially? My theory: SMS messages are transfered over air made of solid gold.

Makes as much sense as anything I’ve ever heard from AT&T.