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Old 08-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got a Curve and was wondering if messaging services like MSN and Yahoo! are free? Or do they count as texting? I have at&t..
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not quite sure how it works with AT&T but with t-moible, you need the data plan (BIS or BES). As far as I know, only OZ messaging compatible phones (ie. the 8100 pearl) uses text messages for IMs.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have the BB data plan, go to www.blackberry.com/instantmessaging on your BB browser and from there you can download whatever IM programs are available for your carrier and device. The IM programs from there use data.
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I know for Verizon, if you use their MobileIM application each incoming/outgoing message is counted as one outside-of-Verizon text. My messaging plan, however is only 1500 outside of Verizon, so I was wondering if there were any apps that would not have messages count as texts.
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