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Old 12-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,
i bought a blackberry curve 8250 on saturday,
When i went on Instant messenger, i clicked on bbm, then add contacts, got a couple of friends' pins, added them, but they didn't receive any requests,
so they sent it to me, and i didn't get theirs?
So i deleted it, (I forgot how i did it)
then downloaded blackberry apps world, and downloaded it again, and it says my name at the top, says im avaliable,
but it says; contacts (0)
Blackberry groups (0)
pending (12) - I've stopped trying to add people.
So please explain?
I'm on a vodafone contract, but i bought the phone on pay as you go, and inserted my chip into the phone, - and im using wifi as my contract doesn't cover internet plans,
would that be a problem?

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im using wifi as my contract doesn't cover internet plans,
would that be a problem?
Yes, you need a BlackBerry Data Plan to use BBM.
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When i bought the actual phone, it came with a sim card, which already has 20 topup, and if i top up 10 a month, i get 300 texts+internet
It'd work on that sim?
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When i bought the actual phone, it came with a sim card, which already has 20 topup, and if i top up 10 a month, i get 300 texts+internet
It'd work on that sim?
No, it won't work right now. You need a BlackBerry Data Plan.
You need to call your wireless provider and subscribe to that service, if they permit that on a pre-paid SIM.
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No, it needs to be a Blackberry data plan, not "generic" internet.
Call your carrier.
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Uhm, im gonna seem really stupid
but whats a Blackberry data plan?
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Uhm, im gonna seem really stupid
but whats a Blackberry data plan?
It's the service you need to buy from your wireless provider to use BlackBerry Messenger (and several other features of your BlackBerry.)
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Oh cheers, is it monthly?
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Oh cheers, is it monthly?
Yes, it's monthly.
You should speak to your wireless provider for more details. (Cost, availability, etc.)
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