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Old 06-30-2008, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so if I have a unlimited texting plan, no data, is there ANY way I can im for free? Like are they any programs that use texting instead of data? Or any SMS things like the Yahoo! one that can use Yahoo!, AIM, and Gmail? I am just so confused on the costs cause there are places that say IM is free with the unlimited texting plan(like on verizon.com) but then I come here and everyone says it uses data.
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Have you tried to go to the messaging services that are loaded to your phone? Typically, (though I am new to the curve also) anytime you try something that isn't in your plan it tells you. For example, on sprint and if you want to say watch premium tv channels it tells me that a subscription is required, and a charge will be added.

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the preload ones are generally always SMS. Jivetalk is the best IM program
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Can't use JiveTalk without a data plan.
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yep I didnt see the N O data part I saw unlimited text and it just bled togethere my bad
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I'm on my BB so I can't tell but if you have VZW they offer an I'm program that uses text messeges. Go to there home page on the browser to download it that's the only way I know how.
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Can't use JiveTalk without a data plan.
He cant use a BB on VZW with out the data plan.
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He cant use a BB on VZW with out the data plan.
Oh. Sorry I had not realized that before.
I guess that answers my question then.
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i guess i need to read the posts better myself.... You need the data plan to use the phone to the fullest. In fact past experiances of some of my friends who attempted to use a blackberry as a planner and a phone without the data plan have ended with them just switching back, to their previous phone.

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I wonder if theres anyway of getting the OZ Messenger on this one. Thats what AT&T uses for instant messaging, because it charges text messages. I'm doing a couple of quick google searches, i'll reply if its possible to.

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I wonder if theres anyway of getting the OZ Messenger on this one. Thats what AT&T uses for instant messaging, because it charges text messages. I'm doing a couple of quick google searches, i'll reply if its possible to.
no because he cant use the BB on verizon with out a data plan so the thread is over basically.
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