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IM count as txts?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by antwon412, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. antwon412

    antwon412 Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Someone on another droid forum was saying that an instant messager is counted as a txt. thus the small 250 txt plan would get used quickly.

    Heres the post -

    From the verizon site itself... for the $5 / 10 dollar plan

    "$5 monthly access/250 messages includes Text, Picture, Video, Instant messages and Text Alerts"

    "For only $10 Monthly Access, you can get Unlimited Text, Picture, and Video Messages to any other Verizon Wireless customer from within the National Enhanced Services Rate & Coverage Area. PLUS get 500 Additional messages.*

    *Applies when sending and receiving instant messages, text alerts, emails, and Text/Picture/Video Messages to non-Verizon Wireless customers."

    Is this true? i though that since you would be using a program while online to send IM's it would count as data and not txts.....Im a little worried now. I IM a TON and i would go over my 250 limit within a day or two.


  2. digitard

    digitard Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Depends on the app.

    Most of the apps SHOULD be using data and wont count towards your text.

    Some, though, are based around the short codes and send everything via text which will.

    So just kind of do some digging to find out if the app uses data.

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