Data cost of iMessage

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jca24, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. jca24 macrumors 6502a

    jca24

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    Just a couple of questions about iMessage.

    When on wifi, it's going through wifi and not using data?

    When not on wifi, it is using data?

    Say you text 500 texts a month on iMessage, will that be much data used?

    Just curious
    Thanks
     
  2. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    wifi will not use your carriers data..

    and imessage uses basically no data it costs like .0001 cents to send that amount of data
     
  3. jca24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jca24

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    thanks fellow Texan!
     
  4. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

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    And I'd like to tack onto that a question we should all be asking: When your iMessage goes across the AT&T network, is AT&T correctly adding *just* that many bytes to your "used" amount for that month? Or is AT&T doing a substantial round-up that will result in nearly double what you'd expect one iMessage to cost you?

    This could actually matter for folks with unlimited text but not unlimited data, and/or folks who at the end of the month are REALLY close to going over their little 200meg limit..
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    You're looking at under 100k of data for 500 messages.
     
  6. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    That's good to know, although might not be true if you're sending MMS.

    Doesn't do me any good though, since AT&T only offers one family texting plan (unlimited). I guess the read receipts are nice though. My friends appreciate being able to use their iPads to text, but I don't have one.
     
  7. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816

    Gemütlichkeit

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    I'm also curious of this information. When it comes to MMS pictures/videos over 3G, I'm sure that data adds up.

    However sending pictures/movies over ATT texting doesn't count towards data.
     

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