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Old 06-23-2009, 02:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by PaulaBB View Post
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.
Thanks for the info, you cleared that up nicely!

Still one thing doesn't add up, why sell a phone with wifi and no Blackberry data plan requirements and block internet technologies? I guess it makes sense if it's because they want to allow UMA and nothing else. But it feels like a step in the wrong direction. Every other feature on this phone seems full of forward thinking and I am happy with it overall.
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