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    I was wondering whether the Verichat, or any Instant Messaging software for the Treo, uses it's own ports, or uses the SMS feature? I'm wondering because I'm looking at T-Mobile, which has unlimited SMSing, and Cingular, which does not....

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    t-mo has unlimited sms?

    with verichat, if you arent in the app and someone IMs you, this IM will be charged as SMS against you.

    if you are in verichat IMing, then it doesnt use SMS.

    If you use the quick chat feature, it uses sms.

    I believe chatter never touches sms.
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    Where did you see that TMO has unlimited SMS? The best they have is 1000 text messages for $6.99 per month or $2.99 for 300 text messages per month. And both incoming and outgoing count toward that number. It's $0.05 per additional message.

    I'm grandfathered into a TMO plan that includes 500 free SMS.
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    You can get a free AIM client from AOL's site in the UK and it works as a normal network-based client - no SMS.

    http://www.aol.co.uk/aim/palm/
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    Careful though, that AIM program is known to be buggy. I'm sure many posts here about it got lost in the crash, but it's been around long enough that there are probably plenty from earlier regarding it. Use at your own risk.

    Another IM program is in development called Mundu Messenger that doesn't use SMS. Since it's still in development, some of the features don't all work 100% yet, but for now you can connect up to two IM services at a time (out of AIM, ICQ, yahoo, and MSN). Keep an eye on it if you're not going to use verichat or chatter.
    http://www.geodesiconline.com/htm/pr...mundu_palm.htm
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    Well it's the Sidekick Add-On, which the brochure says you can add to any calling plan. So, I assume I could just add it to my regular phone contract, and use it for my Treo.

    My ATT contract is up in a week or two, so I'm just trying to decide between Cingular and Tmo. I'm not sure, since Cingular has better coverage, plus my family is on ATT and in November the merger should happen, so unlimitted mobile to mobile then. But from what I understand, Tmo has better customer service....

    Thanks for the chat info. I like the look of Verichat, but Chatter seems to be more what I'm looking for. Does anyone know, if I have chatter running in the background and get a message, will the message popup, or only be visible if I open the Chatter application? I checked out that mundu site, but no screen captures
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    The unlimited text messaging is ONLY for the sidekick. sorry..
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    Verichat is the best ive found after multiple hard resets from AIM 1.2, if only someone could crack AIM 2.0 to work on something besides the i705, verichat only uses your data and if you do not log off and just power off, atleast on mine it goes to my email and not via sms, but on ATT i have unlimited receive
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsuthoff
    You can get a free AIM client from AOL's site in the UK and it works as a normal network-based client - no SMS.

    http://www.aol.co.uk/aim/palm/
    I suggest the program only if you are looking for a good reason to do a hard reset on your T600. Days after loading this, my T600 went nuts and required I hard reset it. I was told I could have gotten around it, but I know others haven't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmrw
    The unlimited text messaging is ONLY for the sidekick. sorry..

    Huh, I thought I could just order the plan, and not tell them I was on my Treo, and it would work....Are you sure it works only with the Sidekick? I'm leaning towards Cingular anyway, they have a good data plan....

    Thanks for the heads up on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennyfur
    Careful though, that AIM program is known to be buggy. I'm sure many posts here about it got lost in the crash, but it's been around long enough that there are probably plenty from earlier regarding it. Use at your own risk.
    I'll second that! I, stupidly, ran every AIM client on my 300. Each time that I read here that AOL had a stable version I'd go and install it and wham! I'd lose everything after a hard reset. Pavlov's dog I was not, I guess. Anyways, I won't touch AIM now - I tried Verichat, and it worked great, but now I run Chatter on my 600.

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