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Old 01-22-2008, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

This maybe a stupid question, but would there be any problem with deleting the blackberry messenger program? I'm trying to regain some space and it's a program I do not use and never will.

Thanks for any info. I know, it's probably a stupid question.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would not recommend deleting, there is SO much other stuff to delete before you ever need to face BBM...

have you read this?
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ee-memory.html

if you have done ALL those things and still need more room... well, you have done it all.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not a stupid question at all. I don't think there would be any problem. When I upgraded the OS on mine, I didn't install it and nothing bad happened. This thread might be helpful.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ee-memory.html
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Whoops, I defer to JS.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can delete it but keep in mind that it's not a quick download to reinstall. It has to be reinstalled using the OS installation package for your BB and desktop manager. If you don't use it for chatting with other BB users then, by all means, delete it.
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AND, I defer to JC on this... he is the free memory 'xpert.

BUT there are still SO many other other things to delete, as well.

So glad i don't have those issues.
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....BUT there are still SO many other other things to delete, as well...
I agree.
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You can delete it but keep in mind that it's not a quick download to reinstall. It has to be reinstalled using the OS installation package for your BB and desktop manager. If you don't use it for chatting with other BB users then, by all means, delete it.
As I said above, when I upgraded to the new OS, I chose not to install BB Messenger (what was I thinking?? ). When I decided to install it, I used the application loader and it was easy -- no problem at all since I had the new OS installed to my PC.
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I agree.
There's no reason to delete it like both JC and JS said. It doesn't take up enuf memory to make any difference in how the thing works.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't mean to thread jack here, but I have another BBM related question...

I understand that emails/browser usage is part of your data plan with your provider. But what about BBM? I heard that when you download Mobile IM (with AIM, MSN & Yahoo), each transaction goes towards your text messaging plan. Is the same true wth BBM? Or does BBM transactions apply towards your data plan???
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ha, yes a good example of thread-jacking. Feel free to post your own thread next time. You're forgiven because today is Wednesday.

BBMessenger is data, only data, and nothing but data. It's a daily asked question around here.

And what you heard on the others is wrong too. Yahoo and Google Talk are data. AIM could be SMS, I know the OZ program at one time was.

The BEST mobile IM application out there is JiveTalk.

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You guys are the best.
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New BB user here, but does BB messenger use your data plan?
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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fishzle, scroll up one, two posts, and read the second line of what is written there.

In bold, now.

It is a question asked hourly around here.
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