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Old 06-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have the blackberry pearl 8220 smartphone
my carrier is rogers wireless
i receive messages from hotmail whenever i receive an email
i dont respond to these messages
but would i still get charged for receiving the SMS from hotmail?

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Yes.
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Yes, if you dont have a SMS plan, you get charged for each one.
US Cellular is the only carrier that I know of that doesnt charge for incoming messages
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i do have a rogers plan
for 2500 msg
so with this plan, i dont get charged?
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As long as you dont go above the 2500 you should be fine
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is it the same story for if i get notifications to my phone from facebook?
even thought it says "Facebook does not charge for this service. Standard messaging rates apply."
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Standard caveat. Though Facebook doesn't charge, you may incur charges from your provider, etc that Facebook has nothing to do with.
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i have nother qn is totally irrelevant
and then ill stop

the wifi on my phone is turned on right now
but i dont know how to turn it off
does anyone know how to do this?
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Yes, if you dont have a SMS plan, you get charged for each one.
US Cellular is the only carrier that I know of that doesnt charge for incoming messages

Currently Rogers does NOT charge for incoming SMS. As of July 7th that will change though. But certain subscriptions through hotmail will give a "premium charge" regardless of messaging pack or not.
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i have nother qn is totally irrelevant
and then ill stop

the wifi on my phone is turned on right now
but i dont know how to turn it off
does anyone know how to do this?
1. Go to home screen with all the icons.
2. Click on "manage connections"
3. Scroll down to WIFI
4. Click trackball to turn off then exit "manage connections screen.

You do the same thing to turn it on.
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I didn't realize there are some carriers that do not charge for received SMS. My bad. But you have to admit it would seem like a safe assumption.
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i talked to a rogers representative
and she said that as long as its a text msg
and im not using the internet
then i shudnt be charged

but going back to rogers charging for incoming txt msgs
they wont charge you for incoming as long as you have a plan right?
i have the 2500 msg plan
and after july 7, the 2500 msg in the plan would only be for msg that i send??
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I didn't realize there are some carriers that do not charge for received SMS. My bad. But you have to admit it would seem like a safe assumption.

Oh for sure, most would assume they would all charge, its an easy way for cellular companies to make money, and when confronted an easy way out would be " well everyone else is doing it". It becomes so standard. But ya in Canada currently its only Bell and Telus that I know of that charge for incoming SMS.
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i talked to a rogers representative
and she said that as long as its a text msg
and im not using the internet
then i shudnt be charged

but going back to rogers charging for incoming txt msgs
they wont charge you for incoming as long as you have a plan right?
i have the 2500 msg plan
and after july 7, the 2500 msg in the plan would only be for msg that i send??
Yes your right. As long as you have a text plan even a minimal plan you would not get charged for incoming SMS.
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