07-21-2010 05:48:42 PM
I am using HTC ARIA and have $5/200 msg bundle each month. I found sending and receiving MSN txt msg count through the 200. But I heard iphone user is free of any charge, is that true?
07-22-2010 03:54:27 PM
The IM client included on the phone uses SMS to send and receive IMs. You may be able to download a third-party IM client that will use data instead, which would not count toward your messaging bucket.
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07-27-2010 02:18:15 PM
All (most..?) apps on the iPhone use data - hence the REQUIREMENT for a data plan. The MSN Messenger App on the iPhone uses data to send and receive IMs.
On the HTC ARIA, I am not sure. If the phone is an AT&T device, and MSN is pre-loaded on the phone, then it will use your text messages with every IM that is sent/received. If MSN is NOT pre-loaded on your device, then the application PROBABLY uses data, but don't quote me on that.
Basically, if the application IS pre-loaded, it uses SMS. If the application IS NOT pre-loaded on the device, then it generally uses DATA.
Hope this helps.