Do IM clients use texts or data on Verizon?


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  1. EmOtaku

    EmOtaku Member This Topic's Starter

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    Out of curiousity, I was wondering if Verizon counts IM clients as texts or as data usage? I've read various conflicting posts saying that Google Talk counts as data while all other clients count as texts and others saying all IMs count as texts.

    I have the unlimited texting plan so ultimately it doesn't matter, but I'd like to know if I use ebuddy or the actual Yahoo IM client off the market if it will use texts or data.

    You'd figure it should be data, but knowing how cell companies work, and especially Verizon, I wouldn't be surprised if they used this as yet another chance to squeeze people into higher rate plans and options. Hell, texts shouldn't even count beyond data anyways, but that's a whole nother thorn in my craw.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Geeb

    Geeb Member

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    It counts as data usage
     
  3. rwrife

    rwrife Well-Known Member

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    I think the Verizon-branded IM client uses both data and text messages, but I may be wrong....either way I'd suggest using a different client, like Trillian or the native Google Talk client.
     

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