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What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
Mkays
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This may be a silly question but my phone bill keeps getting out of hand, I have an unlimited data plan, I never go over my talking minutes. I think its the texts and M2M stuff I only can text 500 messages but does that 500 only apply to texts or M2M? I am extremely confused could some one please help me?

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
jnestell
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A way around this is to possibly send the pictures via email or through BBM or some other chat program depending on what the other person receiving the text has for a phone. 

 

Also the hard part is that you cannot neccesarily control what people send to you so you still get charged.

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
jnestell
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Some plans do not cover the M2M messages which could be texts that contain pictures for example.  In this case they charge you for each one, incoming and outgoing.  I have been suprised in the past when I see this on a bill and never understood why they just don't combine the different types of texts into a general category.  Anything for a buck i guess.

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
Mkays
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jnestell Thank you so much it makes a little more sense now!

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
jnestell
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A way around this is to possibly send the pictures via email or through BBM or some other chat program depending on what the other person receiving the text has for a phone. 

 

Also the hard part is that you cannot neccesarily control what people send to you so you still get charged.

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
Mkays
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On my bill is says that i only had 1 text message and 705 M2M i am only allowed 500 regular texts how can i get a plan for M2M or something?

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
MorganB
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Verizon Wireless offers several messaging packages.

 

 

Monthly Access

 Allowance

Text, Picture, Video, Instant
Message & Text Alerts

Unlimited Mobile to Mobile MessagingOverage  
$5250No$0.10/msg sent, 
$0.10/msg received
  
$10500Yes  
$205000  
    

 

 

You can sign into your My Verizon account and add a package.

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
lcooksey
Member

So, to clarify, a M2M (Mobile to Mobile) message when you send a text or picture or video 2 Verizon customers. If you send it to a person who is not on Verizon, Verizon calls that a Text /Picture/etc. message.

 

If the original poster has a plan which allows 500 messages, per Morgan's chart it should include unlimited M2M. Even if it didn't, when he sent 1 regular Text message and 700 M2M messages, he should only have been billed for 199 messages, not all 700.

 

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Re: What is the difference between M2M and a regular text?
MorganB
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There are grandfathered message plans as well as text message packages that could have been migrated from Alltel that allows 500 messages without unlimited messaging. It depends on what message package the customer has. The chart posted is a list of Verizon Wireless' current messaging packages offered.

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