Dump your SMS plan, you no longer need it.
iMessage is coming out this week. GroupMe, Kik, Facebook messenger, and BBM are already viable alternatives.
The record labels know this: you can’t fight free. And the providers know they can’t just raise the data plans to accomodate for billions in lost text dollars. Bad customer experience risking backlash.
Traditional texting is over, move on without it, and force everyone else to come along for the ride.