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data "weight" (use) of a message sent through beejive, ebuddy or similar


data "weight" (use) of a message sent through beejive, ebuddy or similar



I'm considering getting an iphone 4 but wan't to bypass paying for a messaging plan (if possible.) I want to get a data plan only (the 200 MB one.)


My question is....if I don't have a text mesaging plan, but send messages through something like beejive or ebuddy, does anyone know approximately how much data is used per message sent? And by message i mean a short message without pics or anything "heavy." Just your typical "hey man what are you up to?"


I want to make sure if i use the network and receive messages through the data plan, my data allowance is depleted fast.


I would actually ask att to make sure i can't receive text messages because i don't want to pay 20 cents per message if i get them without a plan.



Apart form beejive and ebuddy, how else can i send messages as data? I use AOL IM, ichat and MSM. 


Thanks guys

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Re: data "weight" (use) of a message sent through beejive, ebuddy or similar

For iPhone Beejive is probably better than eBuddy. Either way, the overhead can't be huge — while I don't know for sure, I'd be surprised if it were more than a few hundred bytes, giving you a couple of thousand messages per megabyte of data.

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