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AIM Tip of the Day

I learned today that AOL Instant Messenger can send text messages to US phones.

Just send an IM to the phone number, including area code, with a +1 in front of it. So for example: +1(123)456-7890.

When the recipient replies, that shows up right in the IM window.

Neat! Might save me a bit of money, given that Verizon charges 10 cents per message sent or received.

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  1. Chad, you can have AIM forward instant messages to your cell phone, also. It’s a nice little feature.

    And to get out of paying ten cents a text message, sign up for a text messaging plan. I pay $2 for 100 messages. That’s like paying for 20 and getting 80 free.

  2. Thanks! I’m going to try this right away! Cingulair also charges 10 cents a pop, unless of course you pay for a Plan, at which point, of course, you’re still paying. Also typing is way easier on the computer.