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iMessage - Billed against Data or Text Plan

Does iMessage count against my data plan or my texting plan?

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gphipps wrote:

Does iMessage count against my data plan or my texting plan?


If you are on wifi, it is totally free.  If you are on cellular data, it would count against your data plan but I would suspect that its usage is extremely minimal.

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Dec 26, 2011 7:25:25 PM
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Nope not billed,imessaging is free becuase it requires WiFi to work.

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Edited by gphipps on Dec 26, 2011 at 7:43:45 PM

graphite07 wrote:

Nope not billed,imessaging is free becuase it requires WiFi to work.



Not true, mine works on 3G.

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It works on either wifi or 3G.

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gphipps wrote:

graphite07 wrote:

Nope not billed,imessaging is free becuase it requires WiFi to work.



Not true, mine works on 3G.


well if you knew this why ask about billing?  kinda of answered your own questionl

 

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He asked how it was billed not what it works on.

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gphipps wrote:

Does iMessage count against my data plan or my texting plan?


If you are on wifi, it is totally free.  If you are on cellular data, it would count against your data plan but I would suspect that its usage is extremely minimal.

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gphipps wrote:

Does iMessage count against my data plan or my texting plan?


Data (on cellular data) or free on wifi.

 

Not SMS.

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Thanks for the replies.

 

I realize it probably uses very little data, but I have unlimited SMS and was hoping it billed towards that. Not a big deal for me, but my son and his girlfriend are always texting and both have iPhones. I'll just keep an eye on his data usage for a month or so.

 


 

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gphipps wrote:

Thanks for the replies.

 

I realize it probably uses very little data, but I have unlimited SMS and was hoping it billed towards that. Not a big deal for me, but my son and his girlfriend are always texting and both have iPhones. I'll just keep an eye on his data usage for a month or so.

 


 


Yes, do that and also, you can turn-off iMessage in Settings as well.

 

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The average message is less than 256 bytes. You could send/receive 4 thousand messages in 1MB of data, or 800,000 in 200MB. It's really a very small amount of data.

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