Originally Posted by sdbb
I'm new to BBs. Just got an 8220 with no data plan. I came here to ask if I can get google talk to work over wifi. It seems like you can't? What if I call tmobile and ask them to enable it? They do sell the phone with WIFI and no dataplan, so why is it a big deal to allow google talk? Opera mini works fine.
Prior to 6-1-09, T-Mobile would enable for IM programs, now they are only allowed to do a limited enable for MMS because of an audit. If you want to send/receive MMS, call and that will be activated. Say "blackberry" when prompted after calling 611.
Enabling for IM also enables all other Blackberry services over wifi, this goes against the agreement with Blackberry.
It's still a great phone without a data plan while using wifi, you can browse, download and make calls over UMA.