01-04-2006, 01:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas
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It shouldn't have gone away, did you do it via the USB cable and sync from the PC? If so, go back into the application loader, and scroll down and make sure everything is checked and resync.
As for the text-message question, the real answer is NO, but that can vary by provider and user.
Phone Text-Messaging and IM are not the same thing and are billed differently. If you use "phone Text-Messaging" most companies charege about 10 cents a message. A BB has the ability to run 3rd party apps that use "data" and as such, like data from email and browser should be billed under your BB data plan. If you have an unlimited plan, then regardless of how much IM you do, there is no charge. If you have a limited plan, then YMMV.
I normally use about 2-7M a month, but I have heard of some people using that much a day.