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Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
Does iMessage use any substantial amount of data at all? I'm on a 2 GB plan.. I love the speed of it!


macrumors 68030
Jan 22, 2009
It uses GBs of data...kidding.

At some point, I figured it out how much data a typical 160 character iMessage is. Let's just say you can send/receive 10,000 iMessages using only 20MB of data (and that's being generous).

If you just allotted 100MB of your data a month for iMessage, you could send/receive 50,000 iMessages. If you send/receive more than that, then I think you're insane.
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