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fandrade2006

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When you receive a text and you open it does it count as one message? I only have 200sms so is it 100 receiving and 100 outgoing?
 

petalmom

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#3
All messages count whether you open them or not. It can be any combination of both incoming and outgoing that add up to 200.
 

petalmom

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#5
Yes, I'm VERY thankful for the unlimited package as well, not for me but for my soon to be 19 year old daughter. It's relatively new to AT&T and her text messaging costs had been a point of contention for some time :) No worries anymore!
 

petalmom

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I started with 200 for my phone as well convinced that would be enough. I hated text messaging because I wasn't very good at it (actually I was awful!) and it was easier and faster for me just to call :)

That all changed with the iPhone. It's soo easy now and I really enjoy it (now I understand better why teenagers like it so much!)

For me, I went with the $5 unlimited AT&T to AT&T since most of my messages were between my 2 daughters, both on AT&T. The other 200 are plenty for the rest of my messaging.
 

petalmom

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Just a word of caution......I've "heard" that that information isn't always updated "up to the minute". I would be careful assuming that the number is 100% accurate.
 

Youngbinks

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#12
Just a word of caution......I've "heard" that that information isn't always updated "up to the minute". I would be careful assuming that the number is 100% accurate.
Yeah you're definitely correct on this. In fact, we have 5 phones with AT&T and 3/5 phones will update at least a day before the other 2 phones. It's really weird how it works. So don't just assume you're fine because it can take the system a while to catch up.
 

TAEWING59

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Used to when id have my iPhone locked with a pass it would say "Steve Jobs. Text Message" now after 2.1 update it just says "New Text Message" is there a setting that can change this? or is this just something i have to deal with?