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Old 06-01-2007, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I have a question, I got the Blackberry 8100, and I purchased it only for data, so I got the 29.99 unlimited data. When I set up an email account on it, cant I just use that to send texts and stuff to phones? and If I have the unlimited data can I jus BB messenger without using Text messages? PLEASE help me out guys im a newb!!
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You can still send text messages from your 8100, but they are NOT included as data and part of your unlimited data plan. SMS (text messages) use the voice network, and since you don't have a voice plan, or text messaging plan, you will be charged for each message you send or receive.
If you do a lot of texting, I would suggest adding a text messaging package to your account.

BB Messenger uses the data plan. You will get unlimited usage of BB messenger if you have the unlimited Blackberry Data Plan.
(You can only use BB Messenger with other BlackBerry devices though.)
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Hey I have a question, I got the Blackberry 8100, and I purchased it only for data, so I got the 29.99 unlimited data. When I set up an email account on it, cant I just use that to send texts and stuff to phones? and If I have the unlimited data can I jus BB messenger without using Text messages? PLEASE help me out guys im a newb!!
Did you sign up for the 29.99 BES plan? If you're not connected to a Blackberry Enterprise Server (corporate email) then you would only need the 19.99 BIS plan.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, you can send text messages as emails to phones.

Cingular: #########@cingularme.com
T-mobile: #########@tmomail.net
verizon: #########@vtext.com


Those are all I know of, but I'm sure you can find a list somewhere.
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Did you sign up for the 29.99 BES plan? If you're not connected to a Blackberry Enterprise Server (corporate email) then you would only need the 19.99 BIS plan.
I believe the $19.99 BIS plan is only $19.99 when you also have a voice plan on the account.
This user has indicated they are data-only, so they would probably be paying a higher price for BIS.
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Are there any messanger programs that do not use text messages?
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Are there any messanger programs that do not use text messages?
Yes, many of them.
I use Jive Talk.
http://www.beejive.com
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So I could get JiveTalk and send IM to cell phones without getting a text plan? Can I send Pictures through E-Mails then? Cuz I would like to elminate the unlimited 14.99 text/IM/picture messaging plan. THanks for the help!!
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