yea i was told something on the same idea. They said that instant messages are 25 cents and text messages are 7 cents(like usual). The person I talked to sounded like they had no idea what they were talking about. I called again and got someone that said that you can't use instant messanger on the phone, I laughed and said ok then hung up. I am going to just use ramble for a few messages and see if im charged anything. That uses the data not sms.