I went into the store today to clarify an issue with the IM apps on the verizon smartphones.
The entire store in my city was under the impression that the IM apps that come with the smartphones (AIM/MSN/Yahoo) all use data...not texts.
After they dug into it deeper, they found out that they were wrong and that the standard apps use texts...and that third party IM apps use data.
So this is good to hear since a huge reason I upgraded to a smartphone was because I could talk to people through IM and not have to upgrade my texting plan.
But now I have to find an IM app for verizon smart phones that uses data and not texts. Does anyone know of any they would recommend?