1. peste's Avatar
    I know u can IM but, verizon charges IMs as text messages/sms. How can u make them be charges as data? Please help?

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    11-20-08 10:45 AM
  2. Msgadget's Avatar
    Instant Messages in AIM, Yahoo, etc are charged as data because they're on the internet. SMS texts are subject to the limits of your plan unless you wisely choose Unlimited texting.
    11-20-08 10:47 AM
  3. jtblalock's Avatar
    There's a good discussion already going about this. Check it out here...

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f86/ver...ssaging-97999/

    OR on the main page. hehe
    11-20-08 10:48 AM
  4. peste's Avatar
    Umm, yeah...Verizon wireless charges all IMs as SMS people! How can I change that so they charge my data!!! I'm a college guy, my $ is limited

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    11-20-08 10:50 AM
  5. PezRadar's Avatar
    Umm, yeah...Verizon wireless charges all IMs as SMS people! How can I change that so they charge my data!!! I'm a college guy, my $ is limited

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    Did you not read the thread above your post..

    The Blackberry Apps for each individual IM uses it through the Blackberry Internet Service and not through SMS...

    Stay in touch with your personal contacts

    BlackBerry smartphones support the following instant messaging applications2 when integrated with BlackBerry Internet Service.
    BlackBerry - Instant Messaging

    Then if you check each of the System Reqs they state they need the Blackberry Internet Service to function.

    Mobile IM available through Verizon directly and mostly found on "dumbphones" is the instant messenger that counts toward SMS.
    11-20-08 11:10 AM
  6. peste's Avatar
    My bad, my bad...delete the thread, and thankx for answers

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    11-20-08 11:12 AM
  7. Crack.Berry's Avatar
    MobileIM (pre-installed on the Storm) gives you all the different IM clients but uses Verizon text allotment.

    If you go to the Blackberry website and download your own 3rd party IM clients you will use data & not text charges.
    11-20-08 11:32 AM
  8. Tdubby's Avatar
    check beejive.com
    11-20-08 11:36 AM
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