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Old 07-01-2007, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, im quite new to the pearl and was wondering something. i can use my aim at home to text mobile phones, and i was wondering if this would be a kind of work around for paying for texts on my pearl. i have an unlimitd data plan on AT&T for 30 a month and avoiding texting costs would be awesome. so is this possible? and is there a good free IM program for the pearl i could use? thanks for any help u can provide
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I highly recommend JiveTalk. It's not free but it's only a one time fee and it's a nice app. Search the forum for it and you'll find lots of info. It's quite popular. It uses data so no text fees.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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so cud this b a workaround for texting?
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You can setup accounts from AOL, GoogleTalk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger at this time. They can be added all in the one application.

You have to be IM'ing someone on one of those accounts.
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With AIM, you can add SMS contacts using the +15555551212 format to your contact list and message them. They will be able to reply as well, so yes, this is an alternative to using SMS.

PS: You should work on your spelling.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You can setup accounts from AOL, GoogleTalk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger at this time. They can be added all in the one application.

You have to be IM'ing someone on one of those accounts.
Do the messages it sends count as a text message, like the OZMessenger that comes with the pearl?
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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JiveTalk does not use SMS text messages, but data from your BlackBerry Data Plan.
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Do the messages it sends count as a text message, like the OZMessenger that comes with the pearl?

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I highly recommend JiveTalk. It's not free but it's only a one time fee and it's a nice app. Search the forum for it and you'll find lots of info. It's quite popular. It uses data so no text fees.
I mentioned this above.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You sure did, I must have skimmed over that, my bad.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With AIM, you can add SMS contacts using the +15555551212 format to your contact list and message them. They will be able to reply as well, so yes, this is an alternative to using SMS.

PS: You should work on your spelling.
Nice, I didn't know that.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No worries!
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i also believe there is a free program called Ramble im. it's free and im using it on my BB 7230. it should work with other BB's.
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you can message any cell phone from aim use +1 area code and number. It's been like that for a long long time.
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EQO GREAT program. I just started using it, and love it! It doesn't give the home screen pop up message like JiveTalk, but it's pretty and works great.

The new EQO Mobile
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EQO GREAT program. I just started using it, and love it! It doesn't give the home screen pop up message like JiveTalk, but it's pretty and works great.

The new EQO Mobile
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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EQO GREAT program. I just started using it, and love it! It doesn't give the home screen pop up message like JiveTalk, but it's pretty and works great.

The new EQO Mobile
Looks like it may uses SMS for IM instead of the data plan. Not for me. I also recommend JiveTalk.
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I've been using the EQO program for a few days, and I don't think it uses SMS. Whenever I've sent an IM, it'll show the data arrows on the top right corner. I have unlimited sms, so if it does, not a big deal.
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Looks like it may uses SMS for IM instead of the data plan. Not for me. I also recommend JiveTalk.
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The EQO network uses the Internet to help connect your calls, meaning your calls, text messages and IM messages will use a small portion of your existing mobile operatorís data plan.
looks like it uses data
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hey, im quite new to the pearl and was wondering something. i can use my aim at home to text mobile phones, and i was wondering if this would be a kind of work around for paying for texts on my pearl. i have an unlimitd data plan on AT&T for 30 a month and avoiding texting costs would be awesome. so is this possible? and is there a good free IM program for the pearl i could use? thanks for any help u can provide
JiveTalk is a good one. And i confirm that texting works with it. There is also IM+ which is overpriced, but has myspace support. The JiveTalk authors say myspace support is coming though. JiveTalk is $19, while IM+ is $49. IM+ is a ripoff because they sell the exact same program for the other platforms for $29. But us BB users get shafted by them.
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