I have 2 phones. one a Smartphone with data plan and one not. Both have unlimitted text messaging. My Windows hotmail account has a feature where I can send myself a SMS txt message whenever a new email comes in. If I use the number of the other phone, with no data plan, and use that # to send a txt message to about a new email, will that be counted as a text or as data? testing it with my smartphone all i get is a text message with a header on the subject.
It will count as a text message - it's a text that is sent to the phone number you designate that simply notifies you of an email. You don't get the actual email, and you can't respond to the email, but you know you have one and if your sender is descriptive in their subject, you know what it's about.
I use it so I have an idea of what's waiting in my inbox when I sit down to check email - or if I even need to check it!