Good free SMS app that won't count towards data?

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I have a Nexus 5 and I use Chomp SMS for my texting. Supposedly, my plan has unlimited picture and texting included, however, if I send/receive with Chomp, it counts towards my data. I only have 300mb included in my plan, so I'm always close to going over.

Is there a good free SMS app that I can get that Koodo will be able to recognize the text/MMS and not count towards data use?

Thanks in advance.
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I use chomp and don't have this issue.

. Even if it used data to send mms messages, those messages aren't counted towards your data limit.
What makes you think chomp is your data hog?
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Thanks for the reply Chad.

I checked my data usage through Koodo online, and it says my data usage is at 148mb, I than check my data usage according to my phone and it's saying 143mb (and I realize the phone and koodo won't be accurate, but it's usually close +/- 10 mb).

I added up all the different usage breakdown on my phone and the only way it comes out to the 143mb is if I add the 50 some mb used by chomp. I can't think of any other reason why my data is that high according to Koodo's usage...I barely use any date outside of wifi areas...except chomp, that I use pretty much anywhere. 
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Except koodo doesn't count mms messages sent by chomp. What it does count is when chomp downloads a theme. It could just be themes and wall paper.
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And in the example you give you're within 10mb
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Yeah, which is why I think the usage tracked by my phone is close to Koodo, and the only way I can get get to the the usage from my phone is by adding Chomp data use.

I haven't been downloading any new Chomp themes recently. I did a few months ago, but this data usage issue has been going on for a couple of months now. I didn't have a data use issue when I used to use the generic Hangouts text...except that text program is terrible. 
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You could always restrict chomp from using data in the data settings of the phone

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