We have a 'no plan' deal, (which we got many years ago, & it's not offered anymore,) so I pay for the calls & texts I make. I don't know how text, & only make 1/2 calls a month! We get free calls, for all over Australia & o/s, with our landline deal, so my mobile phone bill may be $1 or $2's a month, & 'they' take it out, when it adds up to $5 or over. Good deal, Eh?
My pre-paid plan includes free text and also free calls after 6.00 p.m to 6.00 a.m. so that suits me. I prefef to text during the day and save my calls, where possible, until evening. My unused recharge dollars are carried over to the next month and I get regular free additional data added on now and then which I don'tuse as I use my tablet
I'm on the BEST mobile plan ... it pays being a loyal customer !
I pay $35 per month and receive 3GB data, 180 minutes of international calls and infinite national calls and texts (which includes international texts) ALL included WOOP WOOP.
Using Whats App and iMessenger also means more freebies.
We have to pay for txt because we're on a 'No Plan' deal, from many years ago. A lot of the time, when our bills are under $5 a month, we don't have to pay until it totals over the $5. (Hope that makes sense.)