Today USCellular (USCC) announced via their updated Commercial Terms that beginning January 1, 2013, SMS providers will be hit with a new message tax when sending messages to USCC customers. This tax will be applied to all incoming messages to the US Cellular network (SMS marketing, not texts to your Aunt Millie).
Other carriers have tried to pull this in the past, and ended up backing off due to the customer backlash. If SMS providers are going to be hit with extra taxes on top of what they are already paying, then it stands to reason that they will not offer their services to USCC customers.
How do you as a USCC customer feel about this? Does it matter to you? Do you not even use SMS services? Would a lack of those services be enough to make you switch carriers? Let us know in the comments.