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Old 11-10-2006, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default T-Mobile: Internet Messenger, roaming charges

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Even if you have the $20 unlimited email/internet access, every messenger message (yahoo , MSN, etc) you send costs you an SMS text message.

If you are travelling internationally, there are roaming charges for IM messages. For email T-Mobile said that there is a charge of $15 per MB of data. What they did't tell me for data there are substantial roaming charges. For 3 weeks of international data & IM usage (which was light), I have to pay $60 extra now. They have a $20 per month International plan (on top of their standard $20 for unlimited local email/internet) which they claim won't have the roaming charges.

I wish T-Mobile would have warned me when I called their tech support/cust service before travelling.

Do others have a similar experinece using their BBs internationally with T-Mobile?

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Old 11-10-2006, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you dont have to use text messages for im's. do a search for ramble im. also, go to blackberry's homepage on your phone and download the yahoo messanger from there. that program uses the data plan for im's, not text.

the im messengers they give you on the phone when you buy it is the text-based ones. they would rather have you believe its the only way so they can get more money, but there are plenty of free alternatives.

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