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Old 04-21-2008, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok Iv searched these forums for my answers but have only found people who do not know what they are talking about. I am looking for an Aim or Msn messenger that purely uses sms text. I do not have a data plan and do not want to pay for it because I have no use for it and am not that attached to my email. I tried the oz messenger but you need data, and I have tried the ramble and that uses data as well. So does anyone know of a program for the Pearl that only uses text no data whatsoever? By the way I have T-Mobile. Thanks in advance
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A BlackBerry without a data plan is like a car without wheels. You're still riding in style but you're not going anywhere.

I'm not aware of any applications for BB OS that use SMS to send IM messages.
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Yahoo! Messenger on your mobile. Message instantlyāxxx8364;xxx8221;anywhere.

Yahoo offers IM via text, scroll down the page to see info on Instant messaging by text and click on the information link to see how it is done.

I think msn can be used on yahoo.

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A BlackBerry without a data plan is like a car without wheels. You're still riding in style but you're not going anywhere.
I have a friend who needs to read just that. That is so true... lol
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Ok Iv searched these forums for my answers but have only found people who do not know what they are talking about. I am looking for an Aim or Msn messenger that purely uses sms text. I do not have a data plan and do not want to pay for it because I have no use for it and am not that attached to my email. I tried the oz messenger but you need data, and I have tried the ramble and that uses data as well. So does anyone know of a program for the Pearl that only uses text no data whatsoever? By the way I have T-Mobile. Thanks in advance
I think your only option is OZ. You do not need a paid data plan to use OZ. I have used OZ without having the data plan, I only had the "Blackberry Enabler" plan (or something like that) which was free, but allowed me to do things like MMS, and I think use OZ.

Do you already have OZ on your phone? If so, call up T-Mobile and ask them to turn on the BlackBerry Enabler plan. Can't remember the exact name of what it was called.

EDIT: maybe it was called a "BB feature enabler"? something like that.....
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I think your only option is OZ. You do not need a paid data plan to use OZ. I have used OZ without having the data plan, I only had the "Blackberry Enabler" plan (or something like that) which was free, but allowed me to do things like MMS, and I think use OZ.

Do you already have OZ on your phone? If so, call up T-Mobile and ask them to turn on the BlackBerry Enabler plan. Can't remember the exact name of what it was called.

EDIT: maybe it was called a "BB feature enabler"? something like that.....
oh its free tho? Yes I have the OZ, it will log in now but it wont load my buddy list it will say communication error. And I read somewhere on here that you need the data plan, but I will call them and ask thanks for letting me know.
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you can download the really crappy blackberry aim that purely uses sms texts, not sure where to get it though
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oh its free tho? Yes I have the OZ, it will log in now but it wont load my buddy list it will say communication error. And I read somewhere on here that you need the data plan, but I will call them and ask thanks for letting me know.
yeah, it's definitely free. when i first got my BB, i didn't want to pay for the data plan, so the t-mobile rep told me i'd need the enabler to get certain things to work.

but yeah, i'm pretty sure it was called a BB feature enabler.

EDIT: i used oz a few times before i got the data plan, and just a word of warning: don't expect greatness. it's very buggy and works about half the time, if that.
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K thanks a lot, im gonna call soon and ask them to turn it on. Maybe they fixed the bugs by now? if not i figured out a way to get around it. You just tell your aim buddy to add your phone number (ex:+1-123-456-7890) and then they can im you and you can reply back. Only prob is tho you cant start the conversation

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yeah, it's definitely free. when i first got my BB, i didn't want to pay for the data plan, so the t-mobile rep told me i'd need the enabler to get certain things to work.

but yeah, i'm pretty sure it was called a BB feature enabler.

EDIT: i used oz a few times before i got the data plan, and just a word of warning: don't expect greatness. it's very buggy and works about half the time, if that.
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K thanks a lot, im gonna call soon and ask them to turn it on. Maybe they fixed the bugs by now? if not i figured out a way to get around it. You just tell your aim buddy to add your phone number (ex:+1-123-456-7890) and then they can im you and you can reply back. Only prob is tho you cant start the conversation
PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks for telling me about the feature enabler, really appreciate it.
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PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks for telling me about the feature enabler, really appreciate it.
Cool. Glad it worked for you.
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