Push Notification=Text Message?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Enterprise8875, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Enterprise8875 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I was under the impression that push notification was data and not text messages. Hence I would have no extra charges under ATT(i have no text plan).

    Yet I now have a ton of charges for text messages on this months bill and looking at them they look to match my AIM convos.

    So does Push Notification=Text Message?

  2. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Push Notification != Text Message

    It's all pure data; heck if it were I'd have probably 400 more than my SMS allocated right now.

    Are you using AIM for SMS out/in conversations? I use Yahoo! and I never get charged.
  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    qwll.. do you have AIM set through SMS.. or just through the APP?
  4. alansaysstop macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    I think aim uses SMS to be completely honest with you. I know that's how it works on every other phone and network.
  5. ryanvalle macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    aim doesn't use sms for its push notifications. its all within the network. AIM does offer push over SMS services, but that would be something that you would have to do on your own and give AIM your number.

    apple's push system, whether it is via AIM or not, does not use SMS for its transmissions...
  6. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2005
    But not if it's using push.
  7. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    The AIM app on iPhone never uses SMS for anything. You can use it to send SMS to other people but your phone never sends those, which is entirely the point.. you get free SMS via the AIM network.

    Push notifications are sent via UDP over your network connection whether it be the carrier data network or your own wifi.

    Nothing about the AIM app or iPhone push notifications will cost you SMS messages. You must be doing something else. Perhaps you're not paying close enough attention to what you're doing and you've managed to participate in AIM conversations via SMS (something you can do, it would not involve the AIM app for iPhone, just the regular messages app)

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