Question regarding Texts/AIM - the same?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

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    I have heard from some people one this thread that every message on IM = 1 text?! That cannot be true, because I mean I am paying for the internet, so how and why could they montitor my individual messages?

    This is a thought for getting around the extra text plans.
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    That's how it is on some older phones, because AIM is simply interfacing with the SMS system to send and receive messages. When iPhone gets a standalone chat client, it will be data only, interfacing directly with AIM, and so won't result in a hit to your SMS allotment.
     
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    So that means if i download an AIM app from the App store, I won't be charged for text messages, correct?
     
  5. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Correct
     
  6. saxamoophone macrumors regular

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    When I listened in on the AT&T investor telecall yesterday, one investor asked if this would cost at&t money...and they seemed to think that the future was in data, not text messaging.

    I know with their push/background amp ability, i'll probably drop my text message plan from 1500 to 200 and tell my friends to just text me that way.
     

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