BEWARE!! Palringo Instant Messenger counts towards your TEXT messages

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  1. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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    This is pissing me off I went to the at&t site to see where I was with text messages. *yes I'm still on the 200 messages list and no I will NEVER pay $20 bucks for unlimited*

    It looks like Palringo counts towards your Text Messages, I've gone over 120.
    I don't know how much I will be paying :(

    It sucks, this is supposed to be using the internet, damn you at&t

    :mad:
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    No mention of that on the iTunes site. Take it up with Apple. Has AT&T actually confirmed it's using up texts? You checked?
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I highly doubt that it is. Have you used AIM instead?
     
  4. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Where on the AT&T site can you check sent text messages? I know I have ssent 0 text messages from my phone and used Palringo a lot.. so I could verify. I thought you used to be able to see it from the myAccount area, butr I can't find it now.
     
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  6. dancavallaro macrumors regular

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    I don't think this is even possible. I'm almost positive apps can't just send SMSs in the background without any user intervention. They could send SMSs from the server to your phone, but if this isn't happening, there's no way Palringo is sending txts from your phone.
     
  7. wildmilne macrumors regular

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    Used AIM, haha...that think wont even open, crash crash crash
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    No it doesn't. :rolleyes:
     
  9. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    There is no way its using text messages. AOL cant associate a screen name with a cellphone without you GIVING them the cell number.
     
  10. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I used AIM and Palringo... Still don't have any SMS charged to my account, and it's all been data... Just like it's supposed to.
     
  11. imprezu macrumors member

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    I've used to for windows mobile and even on their site they have said that it runs off of data and not text messages.
     
  12. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Ot says on the app store that it only uses a little data.. not SMS!
     
  13. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know how someone can live with only 250 texts a month. I use about 4000 texts a month. Unlimited <3
     
  14. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Is text messaging required for a heart beat?
     
  15. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Yes.
     
  16. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Time to change the mislesading thread title perhaps OP?

    Sounds like the AIM idea might be likely...
    Your provider could give you timings as to when these mysterious texts have been occuring...
     
  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    really? how come i never texted in my life and I'm in high school, where all the girls are constantly beeping with texts. i'm a guy lol maybe thats why *update: i'm still alive... lol:D
     
  18. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    I'm a guy in High School and I text all the time... Of course it's to the girls but hey I'm not complaining. :D
     
  19. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    Hey tom! Its been a while since I've seen you! Anyways, to the OP - no, it's not. The only possible way (as far as I know, that is...) is because you were excessivley texting. :eek:
     
  20. Tragedies macrumors 6502

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    I use Palringo perfectly fine with my iPod touch

    So I don't think it would sue SMSs with the iPhone, but it may be possible (how would that work, though?)
     
  21. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    If you're receiving SMS text messages you're STILL using up your SMS amount. You have no choice when other people text you. Is there a way to turn off incoming text messages?
     
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  23. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    yes.
     
  24. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    Loving my lack of a texting plan and the text block on my account. If it's not important enough to make a call then it's not important enough for me to spend money receiving it.

    I have AIM installed but it's pretty useless without background checking..can't wait till they get that implemented in the future.
     
  25. marksman macrumors 603

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    You are the second person to spread this false information.

    Learn how SMS messaging works and stop starting bad rumors.

    SMS messages count 1 for incoming and 1 for outgoing. You have actually sent/received that many messages.

    None of this apps are linked in anyway that AT&T could charge them as SMS messages.

    SO PLEASE STOP STARTING THIS STUPID RUMORS.
     

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