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Old 06-11-2007, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there. Just got me a Blackberry Pearl and was wondering if anybody could answer a few questions.

1) I was wondering if free programs like RAMBLE will operate with my current BB plan or will it end up costing me more?

2) I try to write on people's walls for Facebook, but am told Javascript is not enabled on this handheld, but it, in fact, is. It works some of the time (like straight after I made this post), but other times I spend a year writing a huge post (I'm still getting used to the new keys) and then it tells me it can't. Any ideas?

3) Is anyone aware of a way to clear the inbox without going through each message individually?

Thanks in advance. Sorry if these questions have been answered a million times already =)

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Old 06-11-2007, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1 - Nope. It uses data so you don't have to worry.
2 - There are a few websites that won't work on the phone. I guess that's one of them.
3 - I don't use the e-mail feature so I let someone else answer this.
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1) Ramble will operate free with your BlackBerry Data Plan, if it is unlimited. Ramble uses data, therefore if your plan is unlimited = no extra $$s

3) Yes, scroll to top date, highlight over date, click menu to DELETE PRIOR.
Likewise, you can scroll to select the multiple messages you want to delete or mark read by hold down your shift key (bottom left of keyboard) and scrolling. Click Menu to DELETE or MARK OPEN.

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2) I try to write on people's walls for Facebook, but am told Javascript is not enabled on this handheld, but it, in fact, is. It works some of the time (like straight after I made this post), but other times I spend a year writing a huge post (I'm still getting used to the new keys) and then it tells me it can't. Any ideas?
You might want to try m.facebook.com - it's designed for mobile devices and doesn't use JavaScript.

You can also try using Opera Mini.
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so if Rim came out with AIM for the Blackberry, how come noone ever mentions it?
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how about Jive Talk, would that charge my bill more or is that data aswell?
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how about Jive Talk, would that charge my bill more or is that data aswell?
JiveTalk uses data.
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so if Rim came out with AIM for the Blackberry, how come noone ever mentions it?
If you are referring to the original poster, he uses cingular like me and rim wont let you download the app to the phone because it says provider wont enable it on your phone. I have however seen somewhere in this forum where people are tinkering with the service books to get it working on a cingular phone.
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ok so if it doesnt work on cingular, and it doesnt work on my Tmobile phone....

what the heck DOES it work on?
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ok so if it doesnt work on cingular, and it doesnt work on my Tmobile phone....

what the heck DOES it work on?
You mean it also doesnt work on t-mo? Wow that I didnt know, that really sucks. I thought it was just a cingular thing. I check once a week to see if it would load because I heard a rumor that AT&T had it before on there blackberrys and will eventually do it again( anyone know if its true?), but no workey :(
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ok so if it doesnt work on cingular, and it doesnt work on my Tmobile phone....

what the heck DOES it work on?
Nothing. RIM turned off their servers for the AIM, MSN, and ICQ clients. If you check out the BlackBerry Help page you will see they only provide links to Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, and BB Messenger.
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Nothing. RIM turned off their servers for the AIM, MSN, and ICQ clients. If you check out the BlackBerry Help page you will see they only provide links to Yahoo!, GoogleTalk, and BB Messenger.
Wait I dont get it. So you are saying they pulled the plug on the servers, but I went again this morning to www.blackberry.com/aim and it does infact have an icon to download and when I press download it says :
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sorry,your wireless service provider does not allow access to AOL instant Messenger for blackberry for you device.
The way I understood that is that cingular, my service provider, doesnt allow me to have it. I have heard talk of some people tinkering with the service book though. Anyways my wifes tmo wont download because her work wont let her, so I assume it does work just not for my case. I mean why have a link and a download button?
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so if Rim came out with AIM for the Blackberry, how come noone ever mentions it?
Seriously! I tried Ramble, but I was hoping for a client that would allow me to be logged in without actually being IN the application. Ramble appears to log me out if I'm idle for more than 10 seconds and is just all-around inconvenient (so far - maybe I'm missing something??).

Is it worth it to buy one of the alternatives..?
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Seriously! I tried Ramble, but I was hoping for a client that would allow me to be logged in without actually being IN the application. Ramble appears to log me out if I'm idle for more than 10 seconds and is just all-around inconvenient (so far - maybe I'm missing something??).

Is it worth it to buy one of the alternatives..?
Yes it is, if you want to step away from free, then I like most people would highly recommend JiveTalk, and if you need a translator like me then try IM+.
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