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Old 07-02-2007, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a 3rd party email for those of us who cant get a Blackberry plan? I have Cellular ONE of East Texas and they dont offer one. I do have an unlimited data plan and my internet and instant messaging work like a charm. Any wisdom for a newbie like me?
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, you cannot get e-mail without the BB data plan.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So you're saying I should use my browser to check my email if it can be checked on the web?

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So you're saying I should use my browser to check my email if it can be checked on the web?
That's what I'd do.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks! That could work. Anybody else got an idea that dc/dc might have overlooked?
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I'm not sure if this would work, but if you use Gmail, then could you download the Gmail app and use that? Just a suggestion...
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If you use gmail, you can use the gmail mobile email application. It's actually pretty nice. Even though I primarily use push email, I sometimes use the gmail app on my BB when I need to look back at a conversation in thread form.

Addendum: Right after typing this, I saw that Jasper101 had given the same answer. Great minds think alike, I guess.

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i downloaded GMAIL on my BB Pearl and it said that it wasnt supported so I deleted it? Is there somewhere to download it that will work?
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i downloaded GMAIL on my BB Pearl and it said that it wasnt supported so I deleted it? Is there somewhere to download it that will work?
Go to mobile . google . com on your BB browser and install from there.

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Besides GMail (nothing wrong with it, but what if you use... Yahoo! ?) there's another app that might do something for your needs:

Free Mobile Push Email - Consilient Push

I have not personally tried it, but they specifically support BlackBerries. From the marketing info the free version will have ads, if you pay for service you'll get it ad-free.
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Ok, here's what i've come up with so far. I have a web-based email address that i am now forwarding to gmail. Gmail's "mail by google" is on the pearl and pulling in both address accounts. I have an hotmail account that is being forwarded by GetMail to the same mail by google app on the pearl.
So to recap, i have a blackberry pearl on cellular one of east texas. They do not offer a blackberry data plan. I have an ordinary unlimited data plan with them. I am using opera mini and mail by google to have internet and email on the pearl. I have jivetalk for my instant messaging. Of course, the phone and sms work perfectly as well.
Thanks for all help in solving this one!
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea, one question: So the installed Gmail app works on your BB, without the BB Data Plan?
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Is there a 3rd party email for those of us who cant get a Blackberry plan? I have Cellular ONE of East Texas and they dont offer one. I do have an unlimited data plan and my internet and instant messaging work like a charm. Any wisdom for a newbie like me?
Thanks!
Well couldnt use use the gmail app to check your mail? The gmail client works great for me, although I do have BIS. Maybe it works using tcp like opera does? If so, theres your answer! Just get a gmail account, which rocks anyway.
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Yea, one question: So the installed Gmail app works on your BB, without the BB Data Plan?
Yes, the installed gmail app works on my BB, without the BB Data Plan. There is an exception I've noticed though. It is not consistent in being able to find the TCP connection. Sometimes it pulls in my messages with no problem, and sometimes it doesnt. It will always pull them in after a battery pull, which makes me think there is a "first time" permission or something that needs to be changed.

So i guess "works" is relative to what the user is willing to put up with at this point. I'm not yet satisfied, but hopefully getting closer.

If cellular one of east texas would just provide a blackberry data plan all this would be for naught.
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so did anyone try the consilient push email
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the consilient mail works awesome. I have a Pearl 8130 on sprint sero w/o the BIS, just regular data. If you change the user agent in mozilla to a blackberry, you can access the "OTA-ONLY" jad file, then open it in note pad and pick out the .cod files, and create your own alx to install with desktop manager. They don't have a Pearl 8130, only the 8100, but that is with GPRS data (whereas i have 3G). So I downloaded the one for the 7130CDMA and it works like a charm.
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How do you manage to turn it off without turning off the whole BB? I dont want e-mail pushed at 3 am. I tried the exit application but it still pushes.

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You can't configure email to come "part" of the time. It is either on or off.

The best thing you could do, makedonce, is to use your Profile settings and make the email silent during your bedtime hours.
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