05-11-2010 11:12:31 AM
yes IM is a text message and what the contract says
Text, Instant Messaging and Picture/Video Messaging: Messages are limited to 160 characters per message. Premium text and picture/video messages are charged at their stated rates. Standard rates apply to all incoming messages when in the U.S. Different, non-standard per message charges apply to international messages sent from the U.S. Text, Instant, Picture, and Video messages are charged when sent or received, whether read or unread, solicited or unsolicited. AT&T does not guarantee delivery of messages. Text, Instant, Picture, and Video messages, including downloaded content, not delivered within 7 days will be deleted. AT&T reserves the right to change this delivery period as needed without notification. You are charged for each part of messages that are delivered to you in multiple parts. Picture/Video Messaging, data plan, and Text Messaging may need to be provisioned on an account in order to use Picture/Video Messaging. Some elements of Picture/Video messages may not be accessible, viewable, or heard due to limitations on certain wireless phones, PCs, or -mail. AT&T reserves the right to change the Picture/Video message size limit at any time without notification. Picture/Video Messaging pricing is for domestic messages only. When a single message is sent to multiple recipients, the sender is charged for one message for each recipient and each recipient is charged for the message received. Text message notifications may be sent to non-Picture/Video Messaging subscribers if they subscribe to Text Messaging
05-11-2010 11:31:18 AM
If you are using an iphone then NO it does not count as a text message. Iphones have their own special rules, what counts as text on other phones does not on the iphone! I use beejive (which is a messaging client) and have for 2 years and have not once been charged for any yahoo messages!
05-11-2010 12:09:51 PM
If you use this app does it count as a text message? thanks for any help I'm getting conflicting info from att
The Yahoo app for iPhone uses Data. It does not count against your texting plan.
05-11-2010 01:14:41 PM
I did't think it counted as a text if using the iphone app either but att is saying it does( after telling me initially otherwise) I'm just trying to determine if I really need to upgrade to unlimited texting
05-11-2010 02:36:54 PM
I only have the minimum messaging plan 200 for $5, but I use my beejive app to im with yahoo, aim, myspace and facebook all day everyday. I would just delete my text all together but there are months that I end up using more than $5 worth so I keep it, but you do not have to have a text plan to us any of the im apps.
05-11-2010 02:52:02 PM
thx I have the minimum as well and did not want to have to go up. Most of the CS reps seem to think the unlimited is needed. though the one I just got off the phone with did say they were incorrect and if using the app I'd be ok. thx for the info.