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    Text messaging for free (wifi)?

    I am using a lot of my data plan on txt msg. It is costing me a lot. Any apps that don't use data and can use just wifi/for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rehuxley View Post
    I am using a lot of my data plan on txt msg. It is costing me a lot. Any apps that don't use data and can use just wifi/for free?

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    pretty sure they all use wifi/free if you are connected to the wifi network and turn off your data connection (airplane mode) it should only go to the wifi network, why be concerned about data usage though if you have unlimited?
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    Text messages use like no data as well. If ur worried about having limited texts get another text app in the market.
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    There's Pingchat which is more or less like a chat program, but you can text each other and send files all you like. Only caviat is that the other person has to have it as well.
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    I use Google Voice when I don't have cell signal or out of the country and I have to be in airplane mode. It'll work over wifi
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    Quote Originally Posted by rehuxley View Post
    I am using a lot of my data plan on txt msg. It is costing me a lot. Any apps that don't use data and can use just wifi/for free?
    As stated above, text messages aren't data. Can you clarify what you're saying? Are you being billed extra for data use or for messages? GV will work over data but has its set of caveats. You'll have a hard time finding apps that can SMS over WiFi and I suspect that most options won't allow you to use you existing number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rehuxley View Post
    I am using a lot of my data plan on txt msg. It is costing me a lot. Any apps that don't use data and can use just wifi/for free?
    As stated above, text messages aren't data. Can you clarify what you're saying? Are you being billed extra for data use or for messages? GV will work over data but has its set of caveats. You'll have a hard time finding apps that can SMS over WiFi and I suspect that most options won't allow you to use you existing number.
    It is possible if he is sending pictures or other media through text/sms/mms. He didn't exactly specify between them, but if you keep sending baby pics to your grandmother via text, it'll cost towards your data plan afaik.
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    I guess I will have to talk to verizon. I am getting charged for text message but not phone calls and internet usage.
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    Text messages are not data. You will be charged for each text unless you have a text plan as part of your service. $5 per month for 250 for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanthecat View Post
    Text messages are not data. You will be charged for each text unless you have a text plan as part of your service. $5 per month for 250 for example.
    You are right. I am looking at how to use google voice to make make free text messages. This seems like the simpliest way to go about it.
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