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khaos14
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I have the family select share plan. Do I get charged extra for using mobile IM? I use it a LOT so help would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to pay more than my normal bill.
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iPhonelove
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Mobile IM is included in your Select Messaging plan, which is unlimited. 

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iPhonelove
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Mobile IM is included in your Select Messaging plan, which is unlimited. 

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khaos14
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Thanks, that's what I thought.
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iPhonelove
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Not a problem. 
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Sorry, but not according to  Verizon's Customer Service. Not only have I been charged data usage for using Mobile IM (not just the initial download, either) but when I questioned it - as it's no where on the MOBILE IM section or FAQs - they pointed to this in the 'Customer Agreement'

 

"Additional features and services such as operator or directory assistance, call dialing, calling card use, Call Forwarding, data calls, automatic call delivery, Voice Mail, Text Messaging and wireless Internet access, may have additional charges. Features such as Call Waiting, Call Forwarding or 3–Way Calling involve multiple calls and multiple charges."

 

which says nothing explicitly about getting data charges or using the internet for AIM. Infact, the MOBILE IM section on this site explicitly says there are no charges other than being billed as TXT messages. CSR claims Mobile AIM requires you to use the internet, which incurs data charges.

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iPhonelove
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Then there unlimited messaging plan isn't so unlimited is it? Which is false advertisement. 
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It most certainly is...because that section from the Customer Agreement that I quoted really doesn't justify these charges or state, even ambiguously, that Mobile IM incurs data charges.

 

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Message Edited by InfiniteClouds on 05-18-2009 05:08 PM
Message Edited by WendyM on 05-18-2009 11:52 PM
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iPhonelove
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I am about sick of data charges. I never had data charges on AT&T, EVER!
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DevilD0g
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I have never received a data charge for Mobile IM under my unlimited texting plan. However if you are accessing your IM through the Mobile Web then there is a data charge. Also that section they pointed to, a data call is what is occuring when you are using Mobile IM/Web.
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