BlackBerry Messenger service is not free

(Just a warning for shoppers…)

I mentioned that I’m dropping Boost because they will begin charging for incoming text messages (they’re free at the moment), so I’ve been shopping around for free and/or cheap messaging.

I was watching The Early Show on CBS, and wanted to be sure that BlackBerry Messenger service was free. (I know someone who replaced their Palm Treo with a BlackBerry and) After not being able to verify this (via BlackBerry’s website), I contacted Brodeur Partners who responded:

“…BlackBerry Messenger…the data the application uses is counted as part of a user’s monthly data usage, which is part of a paid plan with the service provider…”

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  1. I just noticed that Jump Mobile prepaid accounts offer much better deals than Boost:
    ALL INCOMING AND OUTGOING TEXT MESSAGES ARE FREE…
    for $50 you can keep your phone active for 90 days…
    and as long as your account balance is at or more than the minimum per-minute charge for calls, and they are sent and received within your local calling area, all inbound calls are free!

    http://www.jumpmobile.com

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