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    Text Messaging vs. Gtalk

    So, I switched to the $5 text plan with Verizon and just for fun, I called the Verizon rep maybe 8 or 9 times and each time, I got a different answer...

    Is the Google Talk ap thats installed count as part of the 250 text message? 1/2 of the rep said yes, while 1/2 of them say no.
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    Isn't that considered part of the data usage. I know with a BB it's data.
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    Just use Gtalk and them go to ypur MY Verizon account and see if it added a text msg in the count. That should tell you.
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    Data plan not text message.
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    get google voice, it has free texting as long as you do it through the google voice app instead of telling it to send you texts
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    This seems to be a question that comes up quite a bit (with IM on the droid in general). I know that several of the IM clients specifically let you know that the use data and not SMS. I think it's a safe assumption that Gtalk on the droid is the same way.

    I imagine this concern stems from the messaging client modern day non-smartphone phones come with from Verizon. They use SMS because the majority of people probably don't have a data plan with their phones (I didn't on my ENV), but it allowed them the ability to use AIM/Yahoo!/MSN. Given the fact that we're all paying for a data plan on the driod, it doesn't make sense to have the Gtalk app use SMS versus data.

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