I'm logged into Gmail on my laptop computer, and my wife shows up in my contact list. I send her a message through the gmail chat, and it apparently is being received on her phone. Does this count as "texting" for the purposes of billing, or is it just plain old messaging through the internet? For example, see this article: GMail gets SMS text messaging for chat? almost : 3g Technology Unlike the article, however, I do not see the cell phone icon and do not receive the warning. I'm not sure if that's just google and "not yet implemented", or if that's an "all clear" signal. Comments?