Instant Messaging and Texts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thomahawk, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    #1
    Sorry this is not related to the iPhone, or it could be.. im not sure..

    anyways, i have ATT. I have a very (possible) noobish question. Does unlimted texts cover Instant messaging?

    im afraid that if i use IM on my phone it will count towards the internet. but a freind says that the IMs count on your texts not internet. is this true? cuz i dont want to go on AIM and IM, then it counts on the internet bill....

    thanks for your time
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    #2
    Well your friend is the noob. Good question though as it can be tricky.

    Any single IM app you use will go towards data, not text messaging, and since we have unlimited data, you can IM all you want.
     
  3. dancavallaro macrumors regular

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    Not everyone's provider has unlimited data. His likely doesn't, judging by his original post.
     
  4. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

    superstrikertwo

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    He's on AT&T as stated in the original post. AT&T only offers an unlimited data plan for the iPhone.
     
  5. kas23 macrumors 603

    kas23

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    Are you really in Japan though? With AT&T?
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    with ATT, any amount of IM's are free as its data. Texts go against plan

    so remember: Red bubble=free, Green Bubble=not free
     
  7. kas23 macrumors 603

    kas23

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    Oh, the irony....facepalm.
     

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