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    Data or Texting

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    I want to get messenging. However I don't know if i should get an unlimited data or texting plan. Is there a way to use texting with unlimited data? Such applications like AIM, MSN and Yahoo. I also have ATT. So using texting with data would be the best idea for me. What application should i use to text?

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    Re: Data or Texting

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~there are various programs that use only data for instant messaging.. I think there's also ones for sms's

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    Re: Data or Texting

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i use mig33 for msn and ramble I'm for aim

    Not sure of good sms programs

    .. Couldn't edit bec. I'm on my phone

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    Re: Data or Texting

    if you have a bb - you surely want both texting and data - in my opinion that is - i couldnt see losing either of them as i use them %99.9 more than phone calls

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    Re: Data or Texting

    Not sure if ATT is the same as T-Mobile, but with T-Mobile i get unlimited text messages with my data plan.

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    Re: Data or Texting

    woot! go T-Mo...but i'm sure AT&T has a similar plan where you get unlimited data and texts...texts cost almost nothing for the phone company...it's data usage that kills so i you're getting unlimited data plan from them they almost always throw in free texting just from my experience with t-mo, cingular, and sprint

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    Re: Data or Texting

    this link should help you too http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-pho...hone-plans.jsp

    you want BB personal...says right in the summary that you get texting, video messaging, and all other things you'll need...best thing to do is to call a customer service rep who can help you the best with your service plan...that's if AT&T is anything like T-Mo

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    Re: Data or Texting

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    There are some messaging apps that use data only such as yahoo or google that you can download from the rim website. Jivetalk is an all in one app that includes aim, yahoo, msn and a couple others. Its the best out right now and doesn't require a text plan. You can get more info at www.beejive.com.

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    Re: Data or Texting

    Some messaging programs use texts to send messages, and some programs use your data.

    I'd get an unlimited data plan and use jivetalk.

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    Re: Data or Texting

    forgot about this one too...if you have an AIM account already you can set up mobile forwarding

    this will cause AIM to send you a text of the IM you're receiving and you're able to respond to them...no data plan needed but you do need text message plan (preferably unlimited)

    it's under options of your buddy list...only down side is you have to stay signed in on you home PC or wherever so as to keep receiving IMs...did that for years with sprint when their data plans were outrageous

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    Re: Data or Texting

    Where do you live? I definitely don't get unlimited text messages with my plan. Any idea on how to get that deal?

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    Re: Data or Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by magellan0547
    woot! go T-Mo...but i'm sure AT&T has a similar plan where you get unlimited data and texts...texts cost almost nothing for the phone company...it's data usage that kills so i you're getting unlimited data plan from them they almost always throw in free texting just from my experience with t-mo, cingular, and sprint
    i have a txt plan with t-mo for $20/mo for 2 phones. How do i go about convincing them to give me free unlimited txt if i switch to their unlimited data plan, which is also $20 if i am correct.

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    Re: Data or Texting

    Quote Originally Posted by enikolayev
    i have a txt plan with t-mo for $20/mo for 2 phones. How do i go about convincing them to give me free unlimited txt if i switch to their unlimited data plan, which is also $20 if i am correct.
    Actually if you want unlimited texting with a data plan you need to actully change your whole plan itself.

    Right now you probably have a Voice Plan, with add ons.

    If you want unlimited text then you need to find a Blackberry Minutes and Mail plan that suits you.
    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/d...ackBerry%c2%ae

    That should be the list of the plans, It will be under Blackberry Internet Service Plans
    This is the one I have.
    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/d...7-3ec0885e2004

    Hope this clears it up a little.

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    Re: Data or Texting

    thats really helpful, thanks. unlimited data/text and 600 min would be perfect for me

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    Re: Data or Texting

    Gracias. It looks like you can get the unlimited text but you lose the unlimited nights and weekends.

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