Last month, Sprint users stopped getting text message alerts from ESPN because it did not want to pay Sprint's increased fee.
Sprint is asking companies who send out text alerts to pay one half of 1 cent per text message. When sending out thousands of text messages to thousands of customers, those numbers can quickly add up. ESPN declined to pay the increased fee, and now so has 9NEWS. There are no extra charges to consumers.
In addition to ESPN and 9NEWS, MSNBC and The Weather Channel have also declined to pay the increased fee.
9NEWS' text messages are still being sent over all other cell phone companies' networks. You can also still receive 9NEWS' breaking news email alerts if you are a Sprint customer.
9NEWS is waiting on an official response from Sprint.
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