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NVMY03GT
03-20-2008, 09:18 PM
So I guess Im spoiled with my work plan were I have unlimited TXT msgs.

So here my question. I bought Wifey an 8830 World Edition through Verizon.

i want to download an IM Client that my BB and her BB can talk to each other without paying for 9,000 txt msgs.

Is there an IM Client that uses soley data without counting each enter key as a TXT?

zerog46
03-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Yes Jive Talk works great for $30.00 or Yahoo for free.

BeeJive :: JiveTalk mobile messenger - instant messaging to go (http://www.beejive.com/index.php)

Thatzmister2u
03-20-2008, 09:26 PM
So I guess Im spoiled with my work plan were I have unlimited TXT msgs.

So here my question. I bought Wifey an 8830 World Edition through Verizon.

i want to download an IM Client that my BB and her BB can talk to each other without paying for 9,000 txt msgs.

Is there an IM Client that uses soley data without counting each enter key as a TXT?

JiveTalk is the best. But if you both have BB's why not just BB Messenger???

NVMY03GT
03-20-2008, 09:27 PM
Yes Jive Talk works great for $30.00 or Yahoo for free.

BeeJive :: JiveTalk mobile messenger - instant messaging to go (http://www.beejive.com/index.php)



Okay thats what I thought - I thought Yahoo is free - Verizon says otherwise? They say its a txt message. Gtalk is free too I think

Arcangel
03-20-2008, 09:45 PM
use BB messanger if u both have BB

ezrunner
03-20-2008, 09:47 PM
Blackberry Messenger if you have both a BB


Jivetalk uses DATA

zerog46
03-20-2008, 10:03 PM
If I am not mistaken Yahoo and Gtalk for VZW use Data, not text messages.

wabbit
03-20-2008, 10:13 PM
Wirelessly posted (8830)

If I am not mistaken Yahoo and Gtalk for VZW use Data, not text messages.

Verizon offer an IM client but it uses sms. Google talk and yahoo off the mobile.blackberry.com use data and are free vz won't tell you this. But to the op if you both have BB's I would use BB messenger

SteveO86
03-20-2008, 10:39 PM
Yea, I've used GTalk and Yahoo, in the end I went with JiveTalk, its great to have everything in one place, if any else I knew has a BlackBerry I would the BlackBerry messenger but such is life. (And I'm content with it for now lol)

jsntrenkler
03-21-2008, 12:20 AM
I would use the Blackberry Messenger ... Works so great with other Blackberries

NVMY03GT
03-21-2008, 05:19 AM
Okay so heres where it gets MORE interesting. Lady on the phone ALSO told me that BB Messenger uses TXT also. But when I spoke to a previous CSR they told me it didn't. I don't understand how Verizons network can tell if an IM Client is able to do a TXT msg or not. AOL obviously uses TXT but thats because it is TXT based but Yahoo and Gtalk are FAT clients?

rambo47
03-21-2008, 05:40 AM
BB Messenger is data-only. That's part of it's attraction: it avoids the whole SMS thing completely.

Sith_Apprentice
03-21-2008, 05:44 AM
SMS/TXT messaging uses the voice network, BBM and PIN use the data network, no way it can use TXT messages. not to mention the carrier has no idea you are sending a PIN message, as it goes through RIM servers directly.

jfgoofy
03-21-2008, 09:33 AM
Why not just use the PIN function?

haephaestus
03-22-2008, 11:30 PM
With BB Messenger, you can also send files to each other in addition to instant messenging. Jive supports file transfer but it's definitely not free.

-h

cartiel
08-10-2008, 06:48 AM
Okay so heres where it gets MORE interesting. Lady on the phone ALSO told me that BB Messenger uses TXT also. But when I spoke to a previous CSR they told me it didn't. I don't understand how Verizons network can tell if an IM Client is able to do a TXT msg or not. AOL obviously uses TXT but thats because it is TXT based but Yahoo and Gtalk are FAT clients?
What's more interesting is that I does. She probably didn't explain that pin messages send like text messages. You can pin a contact without the use of the blackberry messenger icon. In the contacts list/address book select a contact=menu=pin enter pin address without the hassel of having to send an add request; I believe you can also use this option through the compose icon - open the app. Go [use once]=menu=pin enter pin and violla, you are sending sms free of charge :)

domenic72
08-10-2008, 11:15 AM
What's more interesting is that I does. She probably didn't explain that pin messages send like text messages. You can pin a contact without the use of the blackberry messenger icon. In the contacts list/address book select a contact=menu=pin enter pin address without the hassel of having to send an add request; I believe you can also use this option through the compose icon - open the app. Go [use once]=menu=pin enter pin and violla, you are sending sms free of charge :)

PIN can only be used if you have a data package...users that only subscribe to a voice package can not use PIN messaging.

cartiel
08-11-2008, 11:50 PM
PIN can only be used if you have a data package...users that only subscribe to a voice package can not use PIN messaging.
I was left to believe that b-berry msnger omitted a radio signal,allowing any blackberry owner that privledge. But,since I have a data plan, I myself wouldn't know the difference. I'm actually hoping that some time soon they might offer some sync I.M. so as to link with other phones,or a way for some one to download the b-berry msnger to the phone they already own, or some alternative soultion-aside from texting;something just as quick as an instant messenger.

graffixx
08-12-2008, 01:15 PM
I'm not so sure if using Yahoo Messenger is considered DATA. I haven't been able to confirm this myself after reading Data Services: Mobile Instant Messaging (http://support.vzw.com/features/data_services/instant_messaging_mobile_im.html)

I have a VZW 8830 / v4.2.2.196 / BES (no IT policy restrictions)

I downloaded Yahoo Messenger v2.1.33 and installed it fine. However, I keep getting "Cannot connect to server" error message every time I try to sign on.

Any ideas?

djm2
08-12-2008, 05:21 PM
I'm not so sure if using Yahoo Messenger is considered DATA. I haven't been able to confirm this myself after reading Data Services: Mobile Instant Messaging (http://support.vzw.com/features/data_services/instant_messaging_mobile_im.html)

I have a VZW 8830 / v4.2.2.196 / BES (no IT policy restrictions)

I downloaded Yahoo Messenger v2.1.33 and installed it fine. However, I keep getting "Cannot connect to server" error message every time I try to sign on.

Any ideas?

Have you tried downloading the JiveTalk trial and seeing if it will connect to Yahoo? BTW, that would be considered data regardless of what Yahoo Messenger is.