1. Addicted to CRACKberry's Avatar
    So on the browsers homescreen I went to MobileIM and downloaded the app. My question is does using aim and yahoo messanger use data or text? I ran a search but didnt get concrete results. Some people use go.yahoo.com but that would be data being its web based, im talking application based.
    10-16-08 04:14 PM
  2. flchick75's Avatar
    IM applications use data
    10-16-08 04:48 PM
  3. SK1's Avatar
    IM applications use data
    Actually, it uses SMS. It says it as the third item when you click on it. Now, JiveTalk uses Data.
    10-16-08 05:11 PM
  4. Chrisy's Avatar
    Yes, the VZ Mobile IM uses SMS.

    Get the Messenger program from the Blackberry site! It's FREE and uses data!

    OTA Download: http://www.blackberry.com/instantmes...75EA47723AECFC

    i'm using the Blackberry AIM program and it works great!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by chrisy520; 10-16-08 at 05:43 PM.
    10-16-08 05:39 PM
  5. flchick75's Avatar
    wow i'm surprised! It doesn't come out of your sms allotted minutes though. That's very odd. I never used to have SMS minutes but i could still do yahoo messenger........
    10-16-08 05:53 PM
  6. bizN's Avatar
    Well when you send an IM its considered one sms message and same with receiving one. You could see how this would add up real fast. I think w/o a txt plan its like 29cents a txt to receive and send. It may not seem like much but thatll add up, it even says it when you connect to aim, "Sending a lot of IMs? Get a txt plan of 250 msgs" it says something similar to that.

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    10-16-08 06:01 PM
  7. WackBerry's Avatar
    When you download the VZW app for IMing it uses SMS, tho its "technically" data as others will say-VZ charges you. You are better off either getting the unlimited texting plan or DLing a third party app that uses data like Jivetalk, etc.
    10-16-08 09:49 PM