I wish to cut the cord on my cordless.
September 22, 2011 6:38 AM Subscribe
I have some questions regarding MMS charges and the Facebook Messenger app. Between it and the upcoming iOS messages in iOS5 I would like to completely eliminate my texting plan (in light of AT&T's total dick move of eliminating the $10/month text plan-which I was going to move to after iOS5). I figure between Facebook and my iphone-owning friends, family, and girlfriend I should be 99.9% covered and I'll eat the per-text charge on the 2-3 a month that may slip by. I just cant seem to find a clear answer on one point, though:
posted by sourwookie to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
While I know the actual sending of the message counts toward my data use (no worries-I still have the unlimited plan) what about the alert and little blue pop-up on my screen when I get a message? Does that part count as a MMS or is it a separate non-MMS push notification of some sort? In other words, does the message itself count toward my data while the alert is counted by AT&T as a text? If it were an MMS of some sort I should be able to see it in my phone's MMS log, right? I'd like to be sure before I deny AT&T $240 a year they don't deserve.
Piggyback question: While I am getting the above mentioned alerts and display, my girlfriend isn't. What settings are differing here? Is it a setting in the Facebook Messenger app, the Facebook settings in iOS, or a setting on the actual Facebook page? She's on a 3Gs AT&T.