T-Mobile IM charges

I finally made the switch back to a BlackBerry (7290). It was a tough decision to buy now, as the 8700 is coming out pretty soon and looks really nice. However, the price was right – free. Overall I’m pretty happy with the customer service I’ve received from T-Mobile although I’ve only spoken with them a few times. One word of caution – the blackberry data plans do not include SMS. And since their IM client uses SMS, you could rack up some serious charges without realizing it. I spent $0.55 in 1 minute of testing the service before I realized I was paying $0.05 per incoming/outgoing message. T-Mobile could definitely be more explicit when explaining these charges.

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  • E. Goh Nov 30, 2005, 2:13 pm

    Sorry for the delay in responding (I was travelling). They don’t give you any SMS with their BlackBerry plans. I think they do include some SMS with their other data plans but nothing with the BB ones.

    I got it from http://www.wirelessbuy.com

  • kumar Nov 22, 2005, 5:34 pm

    I thought you got unlimited SMS if you chose their unlimited data plan! (I guess unlimited is not what it means 🙂
    Where did you get it for free?