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I have a blackberry pearl (8100, black). I got it activated from a friend's cell phone store. He somehow pulled some strings for me and got me a blackberry. I didn't qualify for it and was supposed to get a run of the mill standard phone. So now I have a blackberry without having to fish out a chunk of change for the data plan. I understand that there's no point of getting the blackberry if I'm not going to use the data features and the all the extra stuff but I got the phone for the wow factor.
Anyway. My problem is that I cant seem to send or receive sms/text messages from the phone. So I'm not sure what the problem is and was hoping someone on the site could shed some light into the matter.
The settings on my Options> SMS Text is...
Disable AutoText: No
Data Coding: 7 bit
Service Center: +13123149810
Network to send over: GSM
So. Does anyone have any idea? I cant call AT&T because as far as they are conterned I dont have a Blackberry. But I do and I cant send or receive text messages. I dont have a text message plan but as far as that goes I'm quite willing to pay per message if it comes to that. I'm not such a big user of it anyway, but it would make my life that much easier. My carrier is AT&T. Thanks.