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    I'm kinda bummed here. I just got my DROID last week and was told that all messaging was free. Well, I just typed (on the keyboard) a message, sent it and a message popped up saying it was being converted to (disappeared to fast to read the whole thing) and I would be charged. :icon_eek:

    Does it make a difference if you use the keyboard? I've sent messages from the touch pad and never received a pop-up message.

    Can someone please explain???
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    That sounds like you sent a message to a land line ??
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    :huh: Darn!

    Well, I'll trying calling Verizon and see if they'll make an exception for a Newbie. :)

    Thanks for your help.
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    It may have said your message was being converted to MMS. I think messages over a certain length are automatically converted.
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    Text is not part of the data plan.
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    That sounds about right - and it was kinda lengthy. What is MMS? I'm so new to this stuff.
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    MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service. In short, it lets you send and receive pictures and video the same way as a text message.
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    whoever told you all messaging was free lied to you.
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    Only way messaging is free is to use google voice

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Thank you for the explanation. :)
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    My bad ~ I guess I misunderstood him. Just called them and web and email are free but I opted to pay an add'l $5/mth for texting because since I got the Droid (less than a week ago) it already totals $4.60 for 23 messages. :icon_eek: Now I have 227 more to go. :icon_ banana:
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