Originally Posted by jonk
NOT true. T-mobile only charges SMS rates if you use IM over SMS. Google Talk uses data only there is no way to google talk with SMS. Please do not spread rumors like this without checking your info first.
I posted just after talking with T-Mobile support. I have a charge of $19.70 for 197 messages. I only use their supplied IM client for AIM and Google's Google Talk. I do not use SMS at all. It is either their own IM client, Google Talk or both. They told me both. If it is a rumor it was started by T-Mobile charging me and then telling me that it was because of IM and GTalk use.
If it is not GTalk then great I am happy and will never use T-Mobile's client for AIM. Either way T-Mobile needs to be a little more up front that their included IM client will cause you to get charged SMS rates for using it.