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Bluex 03-02-2010 08:19 PM

Can use the aim feature if I dont buy the internet?
 
I have a curve and my provider is t-mobile. My current plan is a family one, with unlimited texts. No web. I noticed it has aim as a separate thing. Can I use it without going into a more expensive plan?

NJBlackBerry 03-02-2010 08:35 PM

Sorry - to use any of the Instant Messaging tools, you have to have the additional BlackBerry Data Plans.

Bluex 03-02-2010 08:39 PM

thank you.

unclefester 03-04-2010 01:10 PM

Actually, if you have the unlimited messaging for families, like me, that service includes unlimited text messages AND unlimited instant messages. So if you have an unlimited text plan that includes instant messaging, you dont need a blackberry specific data plan to use it.

dc/dc 03-04-2010 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unclefester (Post 1574818)
Actually, if you have the unlimited messaging for families, like me, that service includes unlimited text messages AND unlimited instant messages. So if you have an unlimited text plan that includes instant messaging, you dont need a blackberry specific data plan to use it.

Actually, you do. The AIM app installed on the BlackBerry devices goes over the data network and does not use SMS as its transport medium like older BlackBerry devices or other dumbphones.

rambo47 03-05-2010 06:54 AM

I remember that old Oz Messenger that used SMS. It was awful, froze and crashed constantly, and ran dog slow when it ran at all. Good riddance!

dc/dc 03-05-2010 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1575172)
I remember that old Oz Messenger that used SMS. It was awful, froze and crashed constantly, and ran dog slow when it ran at all. Good riddance!

No doubt!


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