Okay, so I just purchased an iPhone the Wednesday and I am on Verizon. I have unlimited texting with a small data package. The problem I am having is that it seems every time I send or receive a photo it is counting against my paid data usage - I understand that any MMS uses Verizon's data service to send, but why would Verizon be charging me for this data when I am supposed to have unlimited MMS? I called Verizon and Apple, as well as stopped in two Verizon stores but nobody has an answer. One claimed that it is counting against my data usage because my phone is sending the messages as an iMessage and not as a text. If this is the case (and it could be for most of the time as the bubbles of the messages are almost always blue and not green), why doesn't the phone automatically switch sent/ received messages to regular MMS texts to save me from using paid data? In the settings app I have "send as SMS" turned on. Also, when I turn off iMessage and send an MMS with a picture, it still shows that it is counting against my paid data. I thought my Verizon package includes unlimited MMS, so why am I being docked my paid data every time I send and receive one? If someone could explain this to me clearly I would greatly appreciate it.