I am new to AT&T and I have a question, I have a family package with unlimited txt and unlimited instant messaging, and have 2GB of data, now my question is when I use Gtalk, Yahoo or any other instant messaging app it does not go against my data as I understand, but is there a way to separate the 2 instant messaging and actual data used. Cause my iphone show just total data used and it takes in to account instant messaging. This is very confusing cause i would like to know how much actual data i used without my instant messaging. Can anyone please help with this problem.
You are correct with the details of the plan. If someone on there home computer is on a Instant Messenger service and knows your number and sends you a SMS via their home computer on that Instant Messenger that is included. Now if you are going to a completely different application on the device that it not under "Messaging" your are accessing the internet.
Any IM including Yahoo, MSN and GTalk they all use the same data, it clearly states this here:
The freedom to message any way to anyone
Unlimited text, picture, video, and Instant Messaging (IM) messages.
Private, to-the-point communication
Just type the message, pick a wireless phone number, and send
Picture and video messaging
Share a smile, a cute moment, or that thing you just have to buy
Snap the photo or video with your camera phone, pick a mobile phone or email address, and send
Chat real-time with IM on your phone
Use AOL® Instant Messenger, Yahoo!®, and Windows Live Messenger®