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  1. Robert7107

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    So i heard that Googles app hangout replaces the texting on 4.4?
    I currently have unlimited texting thru AT&T and paying $20.0 can i drop my texting plan to a lower plan to safe by using hangout?
     

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    Hangouts is (are?) able to function as an SMS client, but it will still use the SMS protocol (which means that the messages will still count against your messaging allotment). You'll still need that SMS package.
     
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    Do you happen to know if,"Google Chat" uses up SMS allowance?I don't think it does as i use it on my laptop and on my phone.Just curious :)
     
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    Google Chat does not; only those messages that show up in Hangouts with a phone number and an SMS badge over the contact's picture use your SMS quota.
     
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    Cool.Thanks for the quick reply :)
     
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    Whatsapp is an excellent alternative to gsm sms messages and works across different platforms. Both parties need to have it installed (but it will tell you which of your contacts have it). It uses data to send messages etc so you need internet access.
     

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