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question about data plans and texting

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bluprint, May 2, 2010.

  1. bluprint

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    I'm shopping for my first smartphone and plan to get the Incredible. I'm considering what type of plan I should get, and my question has to do with texting. Some of the plans have unlimited texting, which will be good for my wife.

    However, if I get a "'normal" plan (without the texting extra) and an unlimited data plan, do I still need to pay extra for the unlimited texts? It seems there should be a way to handle sms texting via the web without having to pay extra for texting.

    Thanks in advance for any input.
     

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  2. TheSultan

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    There is no way for texting to be send over a data or WIFI connection. There is instant messaging for AIM (apparently a few people still use this in the world), Yahoo!, MSN, Facebook, GoogleTalk....these all use data and NOT texts.
     
  3. bluprint

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    Is there a google voice app for android? Something that would use gvoice to send/receive SMS on your phone over internet and make it look local?
     
  4. TheSultan

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    lol no offense, but, seriously?? OF COURSE there is a Google Voice app for Android. As for using it the way you want to, I have not, so I don't know.
     

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