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General question about data/sms usage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Norrick, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Norrick

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    so i have the 24.99 plan which is called "G1 Unlimited Web plus 400 messages"

    and in the description it says 400 "domestic text, picture, email, or instant messages"

    now, I know that T-mobile loves to load software on their phones that use SMS's for instant messages, so I avoid that, but it actually mentions email in there, which is a first for me.

    Does this mean the gmail "push" application uses 1 text message every time it recieves an email? Coming from windows mobile, this feature was using data, not SMS.

    What about the email application for which I use @live.com emails?

    Does that make sense? Basically how do they nail you 1 "message" against the 400 per month when checking your email? Should I be looking for some 3rd party email applications (that use data only)?
     

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    It is easy enough for you to check ... use the app "MyAccount" to check your msg count ... then send yourself an emal then recheck your account and you should see that there was no change in msg count ... give it probably 10 minutes or less to show up ..

    If you use IM that would be a case ... as GTalk does not use SMS messaging, but yahoo, aol, wlm will count against your sms allowance
     
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    I'm really not sure what they mean by "email" as it definitely does NOT refer to gmail and I'm 90% it doesn't refer to the other built-in email app.
    My guess is "email" refers to older phones that don't actually have a data plan, but somehow have an email client.

    I got this from T-Mobile. You probably have to be logged in to find this page, that's how I found it:

    https://my.t-mobile.com/Plan/Learn/Email.aspx

     
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    Every company bills instant messaging as SMS, not just T-Mobile.
     
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    Except in the case of google talk ... which is data driven and not billed as SMS to your account...
     
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