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AIM, MSN, Yahoo use SMS? Say it ain't so!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sleebus.jones, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. sleebus.jones

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    ..wait u dont use more than 400 msgs a month? :thinking:
     
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    I don't. I'm using about 250-300. Then again, I don't IM regularly with my phone. Most are text messages to the wife and the rest are to other friends (maybe 25-35).
     
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    I think you read my post wrong?

    I'm saying that heavy IM users will want to go the route of the unlimited SMS package. I'm on AIM a fair bit, and I will definitely burn through those 400 messages.
     
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    Gotcha. With my sidekick I normally blow through 2000 txts a month, of course thats sent and received. I don't use aim all that much.. but does anyone know if the sidekicks AIM feature works the same way as the G1's?
     
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    I hope it does!! The sidekick keeps you signed on forever. I switched from SK to Wing about a year ago and the AIM is probably one of the things I missed most.
     
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    It's going to seem like it does, but it's going to use SMS as the backend, so yea, AIM/MSN/YaHOO will count against your SMS total. It will show up in a separate app tho.
     
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    It's kind of weird that it uses an SMS backend, considering the actual AIM/Yahoo/MSN protocols are also internet based, and not SMS based.

    Add-on programs will probably use the real thing, instead of the SMS version.

    (I do enough SMS, though, that that alone justifies unlimited messaging)
     
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    Most likely it is using IMPS for everything but gtalk. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMPS
    I have a IMPS to AIM proxy I have been using with my razr with the 5.99 data plan (but it is not push). There IMPS server bills messages like texts.
     
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    Dude, i send over 900 to my girlfriend alone. At the end of the month, i end up with over 3000-4000 sms sent and received...
     
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    what DA.... do you talk at all? 4K SMS???
     
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    Since Yoono got blocked at work, it seems that I will be doing much more IM'ing on Y!/MSN through the G1.

    I guess that means I'll be upping to the unlimited message plan.
     
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    You would always try meebo.com its a unified client. Not to bad, then again, not like a real native phone app either. Its good when you are in a stranglehold :)

    The apps will come, no worries. Its still a young platform.
     
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    just upgrade to the 35buck plan and call it a day

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    I agree. I used to go thru over 6500 messages a month with my Sidekick LX and Sidekick 3. I'm a textfiend ... hahaha.
     
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