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    aim counts for text messaging charges?

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    I got my first bill and I was charged standard text messaging charges for each aol instant message I sent or received, is this normal??? I have tmobile service. I was under the impression that unlimited data service included unlimited aim use...

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBdrummer
    I got my first bill and I was charged standard text messaging charges for each aol instant message I sent or received, is this normal??? I have tmobile service. I was under the impression that unlimited data service included unlimited aim use...
    Unfortunately, that's a very common misconception. If you're using the OZmessenger, which has MSN, AIM, Yahoo, and ICQ, they use texting to send/receive messages. There are many alternatives out there. Ramble is good for AIM. Personally, I love the yahoo messenger by Blackberry. It's just like having a computer's yahoo messenger in the palm of your hand.

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    so how much do you get charge for?
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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    .10 per, unless you have a texting plan.

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mi|enko
    .10 per, unless you have a texting plan.
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    OUCH!

    I just downloaded JIVETALK......I sure hope I don't get charged by TMO...

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    wow you send or recieve 1000
    than that lots of cash
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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    i thought about getting the 400 Text messages from T-MO but I know I wouldn't use that many......I think it is 4.99 per month....

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~my suggestion is call tmo they did the same thing with me. Be polite and tell them you thought it was data
    They had no problem taking off all charges. Even have me credit on my next bill.
    Let us all know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by howiet4702
    i thought about getting the 400 Text messages from T-MO but I know I wouldn't use that many......I think it is 4.99 per month....
    Yup, 400 for $4.95. And there are more deals for more messages. The most I've had was about 300 but I got an RSS reader and cancelled all my txt news clipping services.

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBdrummer
    I got my first bill and I was charged standard text messaging charges for each aol instant message I sent or received, is this normal??? I have tmobile service. I was under the impression that unlimited data service included unlimited aim use...
    If you use OZ Instant Messenger it counts against your texts, but I hardly use that instead I use googletalk, yahoo messenger (from the BB site) and blackberry messenger, and that doesn't use up my texts messages. On T-Mobile you can always check how many texts you made by dialing #674#
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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    hey bb tmo hit me for text on bb messenger. Not the same for you?
    Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!

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    oh yeah #MIN# is min used
    #MSG# is messages used
    Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    That seems to happen a lot. Some of the reps don't know that it uses texts. A rep actually told me that it used data, but I had unlimited texts. I was glad when I got my bill.

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    Re: aim counts for text messaging charges?

    Hold on so when you use Ramble IM for AIM, does it counts towards your data or text messaging plan?

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    Ramble counts towards data plan. I use yak on which is also data and I like it...

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