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Old 03-04-2009, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got my 8900 with tmobile. But i am not able to use MSN messenger even i have WIFI connection. Tmobile told me , i have to pay $25 monthly for DATA package on my phone which I am not willing to pay. Does any one know how Can I use MSN on my 8900 without buying the data plan from tmobile? thanx a lot
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What the hell is the point of a Blackberry without a Data Plan? How else do you plan to connec to an internet service without first providing a connection from your phone to MSN?
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Unfortunately you have to have data plan to use the MSN messenger. A workaround is to use web-based MSN messenger with wifi, but it is not exactly the same.
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I recently got my 8900 with tmobile. But i am not able to use MSN messenger even i have WIFI connection. Tmobile told me , i have to pay $25 monthly for DATA package on my phone which I am not willing to pay. Does any one know how Can I use MSN on my 8900 without buying the data plan from tmobile? thanx a lot
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Don't bother. I have a data plan and MSN Messenger is the WORST program for these phones because it won't EVER connect unless I'm on WiFi.
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Don't bother. I have a data plan and MSN Messenger is the WORST program for these phones because it won't EVER connect unless I'm on WiFi.
As you've likely read in other threads, BeeJiveIM (formerly JiveTalk) is a wonderful multi-service Instant Messenger -- it worked for me for years with my 8300, and now it works beautifully with my 8900. I have my IM accounts running on it with Google Messenger, MSN/Live, Yahoo and AIM -- perfect product, good about battery usage, and tends to be very good with connection to the various IM services. Highly recommended on your Blackberry - assuming you have a data plan of course (and the analogue on your PC could be either Digsby or Pidgin).
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Don't bother. I have a data plan and MSN Messenger is the WORST program for these phones because it won't EVER connect unless I'm on WiFi.
BeeJiveIM FTW!



So much better than the built in apps. And it can work off just the Mobile Network, just Wifi, or both.
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BeeJiveIM FTW!



So much better than the built in apps. And it can work off just the Mobile Network, just Wifi, or both.
ditto.
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