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adobrakic 01-15-2009 11:43 PM

Push Gmail to bb w/ no data plan
 
Is this possible?

I want to push e-mails to my phone via texts.
and extra $20/month is too expensive for me.

playtoy 01-16-2009 07:13 AM

Nope, you need a data package or a personal email package atleast.

Dubdub 01-16-2009 08:19 AM

Need a BB data plan (or the TMO BB email plan) for BB push email.

pshift 01-16-2009 11:54 AM

We all want something for nothing, don't we ...;-)

wasillaguy 01-16-2009 01:22 PM

Always a way around...
 
You could setup a personal mail server at home, I used Sendmail but Postfix is good too. Have it pop your gmail account every two or three mins or whatever you're comfortable w/. When it receives mail, (I'd advise through the use of a filter only) have it send your filtered messages as a forwarded email to your txt number @ phone address.

Even better, you could build a perl script to hand deliver the filtered message to a different address so it isn't forwarded but just redelivered to your sms box.

Or, drop the number of minutes on your plan to a $20 dollar less expensive minute plan (if it's available) and add in the data plan, then do everything you can through various data options, email, goog talk, etc.

crisambo 01-16-2009 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adobrakic (Post 1249095)
Is this possible?

I want to push e-mails to my phone via texts.
and extra $20/month is too expensive for me.

Yes, absolutely!!!

you have unlimited messaging? . . . then forward your gmail messages to your device by using the your phone's email address which is (your mobile #)@tmomail.net

Login to GMail account
Click on SETTINGS -> FORWARDING and POP/IMAP
Click on button for Forward a copy of incoming mail to
fill-in Field with (your mobile #)@tmomail.net
and Keep copies in your Gmail inbox.
Click on SAVE CHANGES


Of course, you'll only get plain text messages and might lose some of the contents in the process due to SMS/MMS limitations. . . . otherwise, there's TMO's $10.month BB email service.

One other thing, your BB device must have the necessary Service Book configuration for SMS/MMS.

. . be warned, if you do not have unlimited messaging plan, you may end up paying more for messages received.


Quote:

Originally Posted by playtoy (Post 1249287)
Nope, you need a data package or a personal email package atleast.

Not true, especially with TMO.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Dubdub (Post 1249357)
Need a BB data plan (or the TMO BB email plan) for BB push email.

True statement, but does not address OP's specific concern.


Quote:

Originally Posted by pshift (Post 1249700)
We all want something for nothing, don't we ...;-)

Of course . . . Why not?!?!?


Quote:

Originally Posted by wasillaguy (Post 1249783)
You could setup a personal mail server at home, I used Sendmail but Postfix is good too. Have it pop your gmail account every two or three mins or whatever you're comfortable w/. When it receives mail, (I'd advise through the use of a filter only) have it send your filtered messages as a forwarded email to your txt number @ phone address.

Even better, you could build a perl script to hand deliver the filtered message to a different address so it isn't forwarded but just redelivered to your sms box.

Or, drop the number of minutes on your plan to a $20 dollar less expensive minute plan (if it's available) and add in the data plan, then do everything you can through various data options, email, goog talk, etc.

Fuggadaboutit!!!

wasillaguy 01-16-2009 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crisambo (Post 1249799)

Fuggadaboutit!!!

That's funny. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. Gives you some pretty powerful filtering abilities though. Just to let you know, I've got the data plan and am not using the methods I mentioned above myself. :smile:

crisambo 01-16-2009 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wasillaguy (Post 1249844)
That's funny. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. Gives you some pretty powerful filtering abilities though. Just to let you know, I've got the data plan and am not using the methods I mentioned above myself. :smile:

Gmail has a tight filtering system as well.

adobrakic 01-16-2009 03:54 PM

Actually, I tried the method crisambo posted right after creating this thread. Works very well, for what I needed this for. Which was just read the e-mail.


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