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Text App (from a verizon rep)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by mayerjackson, Jul 17, 2010.

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    I was talking to a verizon rep today, the nicest most helpful rep i have ever dealt with, and he told me not to purchase texting because there were apps that will allow me to text and that all i need is the data (duh) but not anything else but the app. Does anyone know which apps are good and which are bad and if they even work?
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    As far as I kno text is included with data

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    Well i'm on a business account and it's different. Unlimited texting is $20 and data $30, i don't have to pay for any minutes but the data and texting are separate.
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    Google Voice and TextPlus are two options for you.
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    Nope, text is not part of Data.
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    Text isn't data at all. You can install apps that allow you to text other people that have the app. Pretty much like the blackberry messenger but on the Droid.
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    text is part of my data pan, just checked it on line
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    And what do you use to text? Because SMS texting uses the cell network and not the data network.
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    I'ld like to see a screen shot of that...Texting has never been part of data on VZW
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    as a previous verizon rep, texting and data are separate $20 for text $30 for data

    google voice is an option for doing texts thru the data
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    sorry, I stand corrected. It is part of my 450 min nation wide voice plan, its called nationwide talk and text
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    Yeah, texting is not data at all. But the VZW rep may have been referring to GV or TextPlus (as emlan stated) or maybe even Google Talk. All of those use the data network.
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    But does it only work if the person i'm trying to text has the same app? Like would i be able to text someone who has a blackberry and someone else who has just a simple flip phone for example?
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    agreed.....
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    I use google voice and it text to everyone but it doesnt send MMS
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    Google voice, but as the previous poster said you can't send MMS. For that you do need Verizon's text plan. I have the 5.00 450 text plan just for that purpose.
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    Texting is absolutely not part of my unlimited data plan (or anybody else's, I'd be willing to bet).

    I've had VZW Unlimited Data for years now. Before I purchased the $5/250 text message plan a few months ago, I was being charged $0.20 per text message (and, $0.25 per message within the last year). I always had a few bucks being tacked onto my bill every month before I bought the $5 plan.

    Regarding "free texting": Yes, it is definitely possible. If you register for a Google Voice number, you can send free text messages through GV, and you can also make free (no minutes used) domestic calls through GV. GV becomes a VoIP service that you can make voice calls through the data network. If you register for GV, be prepared to wait a month or so for your "GV Invite". There's quite a lot of demand for GV numbers right now.

    That said, making free GV calls/texting also violates VZW's Terms of Use.

    FYI,

    AzJazz
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    This is a screenshot of my plan. I highlighted things in red.

    Text is not data or you wouldn't pay separately for data and texting.

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    It really depends on how you look at it. From bandwidth stand point, text and voice share the same bandwidth. Text refers to vz's text plan, not the get-around text message like google voice.

    I cancel the text plan after knowing google voice basically can do almost the same. Therefore, the rep is right, you dont need it unless .... you want to cast your vote on the American Idol. In that GV can't be used.

    J.
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    We have unlimited texting on our plan - however, we are still on the grandfathered AllTel plan...all of the phones on the plan but 1 are a smartphone - therefore, I pay one charge for the my line and then the other 4 phones are add-on lines...I want to say is $30 for the smart-phones and $20 for the other phone but I could be wrong on those prices.
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