....and I was charged for emailing ringtones to my phone. I know that when you download a ringtone to your phone using zune, it places the ringtone with your music. I have been emailing the ringtone to myself using the phone #@vzwpix.com. Apparently I was charged for this. Is there a way to put ringtones on your phone without being charged? Also, I think I was charged for sending pictures to my wifes phone using my phone. Is there a way to not be charged for this?
What lewis said. You aren't charged for the fact that it is a ringtone, you aren't charged data either. However, it sounds like you don't have a multimedia messaging plan. This by default comes with the unlimited texting plan, but if you don't have MMS covered, then they are $.50/text. Just do note though, that you can attach more than 1 sound file to that email, and then get 4 or 5 ringtones, with 1 multimedia message (i'm not sure what the cap is, but i know at least 4 is possible).
I don't know of any other ways to transfer ringtones to the phone, other than through MMS.
It isn't a text message, it is a multimedia message (picture, video, sound), which costs $.50/text. Also, by default, the address ###@vzwpix.com is a multimedia message; if you want to email a text message (where you can't have sound, video, or pictures; i'm pretty sure if you do attach them, they'll either automatically be removed, or it will automatically convert it to an MMS), the regular text message ($.20/txt) is to ###@vtext.com.