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As far as I know, anytime you receive a text, it's costing you. I understand you get texts from a number somewhat like this 610-402 (or of the like) right? the text is coming from your messenger service's (AIM or Yahoo) servers, not BeeJive. When you reply back to the message, you are sending the message back through the server which then relays it back to the other person (or through BeeJive).
Originally Posted by thinkTwice
So, if you are sending text messages through BeeJiveIM utilizing AIM or Yahoo IM services, then it won't cost you; however, when your friend receives it on his phone in the form of a text message, it will cost him.
In order to reply to you via text message, he'll need that "reply to" text message or he can send a text message directly to you by following a certain format. You can find the list of commands here for AIM users.
The only time it's completely free, is to chat within the app especially when using push notification.