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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Milkboot, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Milkboot

    Milkboot Member
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    I remember when I had gotten my MDA from T-Mobile that the built in AIM/YAHOO/MSN program would count a message sent from there as a SMS/MMS message and after one VERY VERY large bill I switched to another program that would send messages that were through the internet connection [wifi/GPRS connection] I am curious if anyone has a chance to look into such a thing, or was it all just my imagination and my regular texting got out of control that month.


    Saving $10 or so between the data plans would be nice, especially since the overage charge on texts is up to $0.20 now! [serious... whiskey tango foxtrot] I plan on calling them soon about it, but with the shifts I work I wont be able to do it for a few days :(


    Hopefully someone has a guess or a answer :D
     

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  2. sleebus.jones

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    I'm looking for the same thing, so far I've got nothing. I'm pretty sure there's one in the works though. My solution is to buy the wife a G1 and get her on gTalk, haha.
     
  3. The AIM/Yahoo/MSN IM program on the G1 is indeed SMS based, so yes the msgs you both send AND receive do count toward your txt msging totals for the month; Gchat on the other hand, is data based, so you can Gchat all you want without worry. Until someone comes out with an app that provides AIM/Yahoo/MSN over the data connection (*crosses fingers, prays and knocks on wood*), I'd seriously recommend the $35 monthly plan if you IM a lot. Or you could just not use the (widely recognized as) crappy SMS-based IM interfaces until such an app is developed.
     
  4. Milkboot

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    I am kind of hping Meebo.com will do something but it did take them a while before they could get their site working with the iPhone... only a matter of time I guess ;D
     
  5. Huey Freeman

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    has anyone else noticed that the AIM program seems to be pretty glitchy? It always says that no one is ever signed online and fairly often it wont even sign me in..

    Anyone else having these issues?
     
  6. Milkboot

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    I did notice it does take a while for it to update the friends list, its nothing new to me really a lot of mobile IM apps I have used always seem to take a while. Even web based all in one versions.

    I did see another post that someone linked to NYT about two other sites to get apps and Handango has a IM+ app that does it all but at 19.99 I think I can wait.
     
  7. Milkboot

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    I had a friend load up Meebo.com on his iPhone and I did it on the G1 and both are kind of slow. [Could have been reception in the building we were in] but Meebo.com does work with the G1, So if you just have to log in to message someone that is online and are on the 400 message package its another option for you guys.
     

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