Does texting count toward data usage per month?

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Does texting count toward data usage per month?

If we are paying extra for text messaging already, shouldn't it not count toward the data usage?...

 

I barely use data outside of wi-fi areas, through half my cycle, I'm up to about 200mb already from mostly text pics/vids.  And shouldn't we get an option to block out ads in apps/sites, if data will be more monitored as to not go over your monthly limit.

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Re: Does texting count toward data usage per month?

No, it doesn't count as data. 

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Professor

Re: Does texting count toward data usage per month?

Instead of having your friends send you pics and vids via MMS, ask them to email those files to you.  That way you can control your data usage more easily.

 

If I am not mistaken, any MMS message over a specific size (and I don't remember the size limit) is counted as data.

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Master

Re: Does texting count toward data usage per month?

As has been stated, multimedia messages over a certain threshhold ( I believe 600kb) will count as data used by your account.  Large pics & videos will blow past this limit. 

 

And no, AT&T will NOT block ads on mobile web sites.  Those ads are how the sites monetize the content they provide.  No ads = no revenue = no content.

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Re: Does texting count toward data usage per month?

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BrianfromNO wrote:

As has been stated, multimedia messages over a certain threshhold ( I believe 600kb) will count as data used by your account.  Large pics & videos will blow past this limit. 


 

Not anymore to my knowledge.  ATT removed their wording on the 600K and additional charges a while ago .  There should not be any additional charges for going over anymore.  ATT just reserves the right to block anything over 600K.

 

http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-center/main.jsp?t=solutionTab&ft=searchTab&ps=solutionPanels&loca...

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