Signing off AIM?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Philberttheduck, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA
    I can't seem to find out where to sign off AIM. I can't seem to turn off EDGE, so I'm fearful that the time I leave it on will give me a giant bill for unnecessary data charges. or am i charged via the txt message rate?
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    1. You have unlimited data, so even if you were signed on and it were using data constantly it wouldn't give you a crazy large bill.
    2. AIM doesn't run in the background, the reason you are still signed on is because AIM didn't tell the AOL servers to set your account as "signed off" when you quit the application. So it is not running in the background, and it is not using data, even though you are technically signed on.
    3. Instant messages are not SMS messages. You can send an instant message to a phone number, this still does not charge you for a text message, thought it may charge the recipient. Nothing YOU do from the AIM app will make SMS charges show up on YOUR bill unless you instant message your own cell phone number which would be pointless.
    4. To set AIM to sign you off when you close AIM, go to your iPhone Settings app, scroll to the bottom and you will see AIM, change "sign off on exit."

    There you go.
  3. Philberttheduck thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA
    I don't have unlimited data, as I removed that package, and I read this:

    Just needed some clarification.
  4. metman787 macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2007
    if you go to settings and scroll down you will see aim go into those settings and just turn on sign off when aim closes.
  5. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Unblessed phone users (non-iphone) have IM apps that use SMS on them rather than having a data plan. The native iPhone AIM app uses data instead. I checked my bill, no SMS fees.
  6. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Sucks for you, but like I said, the program isn't even running in the background so there is no data being transferred at all.

    That is for non-iPhone users who have crappy SMS-to-AIM service things.

    They are not referring to AIM for iPhone.

    This myth about SMS and AIM for iPhone has already been busted.
  7. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    To stay logged into AIM, press sleep, not home. If you just put it to sleep, it will stay connected and you will hear new messages coming in for as long as you dont hit home.
  8. dranakin macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2005
    But then...we can't use any other function, or can you hit sleep first and then go home?
  9. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    What's the point of having an iphone without a data plan?
  10. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    you can go to home from the app for a little bit then open aim back up to get your messages... but after about 5mins the AOL Server signs you off.

    In Sept. there will be push notifications so you will always be online and always know when you get a message....

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