Txting here amazes me daily. no foreigner has a clue how dependent and ingrained this is. My GF's daughter and friend both 18, share 4 cell phones at least 5 sim cards, and often txt two phones at once. If one has unlimited txt they share that sim for a day. They have no life except for going to school and txting. I should own stock in smart or Globe. Guys beware, philipinas have one sim for you, and one (at least )anonymous sim they can use to trap you. I see this happen and it has happened to me in the past. Also I never ever buy eload any more, the eload stores whether a sari sari or small place will trade your number, I used to wonder why I would all of a sudden get these flurry of txts from girls I had no clue who they were, just after buying an eload. Dumb me. "Hello you want to be my txt mate?" Or "musta?" I have long brown hair very sexy, want a txt mate txt bk" If you are single, It a complex world of bait and switch, GF's friends pretending to be mysterious txt mates etc. Add blue tooth where they mate their cell phones like small electronic rabbits, and it becomes a logrythmic multipying of contacts and numbers floating around. My current partner is thankfully not into txting and does not even carry a cell, what a refreshing change. Beyond my ability to spend time figuring out how to use the phones, the young kids here know all this stuff as if they were born with the knowledge, secret key strokes for speedy txting, how to exploit sim card defects etc. One contributing variable to the useless txting amoung students is that they buy a 24 hour load that has unlimited txt for that time period. so they figure they can "gain" by txting constantly even if they have nothing to say. What they don't comprehend is the clever marketing by the service which gets them for X number of Pesos per day. Txting in itself has no intrinsic cost, so the more money generated per dium the better.