I have a limited text plan with Verizon. I recently bought an iPhone 5 so I can iMessage my friends (who also have iPhones) for free. I just checked my online Verizon usage account and it states that I have used 100+ texts out of my text plan. (Note: the bubbles in my iMessage are ALWAYS blue, which means FREE.)
I called Verizon. The rep said my friend's iMessage Setting is set to "OFF" so that's why it's affecting my text plan. However, I don't think that's the problem because if that's the case, I would be way over my text plan. We've texted wayyy more than just a 100 texts.
I called Apple. The rep couldn't really answer me! She said I should check with Verizon.
Is this because I am texting without wi-fi? Sometimes it's on, sometimes it's off when we text. But again, my bubbles are always blue. Help!