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Old 11-24-2008, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Verizon is known to charge Instant Messeging clients such as Yahoo Messenger as SMS/TEXT messeging. How do I make my storm count the IMs as DATA charges and not text messeging? I'm in collage, I can't afford all the things..please help
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to mobile.blackberry.com and download the clients there. I believe (could be wrong) that they use data and not SMS.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i am waiting for my storm, but i used Beejive for my curve wit tmobile, i am not sure if it will work with the storm. you might want to give beejive an email, and let use know what they say..
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According to information posted in other threads about third party apps not working on the Storm, BeeJive is currently not compatible with the Storm and they hope to support OS 4.7 soon.
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Re: the email to BeeJive - 3rd Party Applications for the Storm
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If a Verizon rep told you IM's count as SMS they are mistaken. They count as data as I tried to tell a rep one time they didnt believe me. So I told him to check my account as I send BB mesenger and Yahoo IM's all the time and rarely ever SMS text. Needless to say he still did not trust my word. I can tell you I would go WELL over my limit of 500 SMS easily on IM's alone if they counted as SMS. IM's count as data, I promise.
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If a Verizon rep told you IM's count as SMS they are mistaken. They count as data as I tried to tell a rep one time they didnt believe me. So I told him to check my account as I send BB mesenger and Yahoo IM's all the time and rarely ever SMS text. Needless to say he still did not trust my word. I can tell you I would go WELL over my limit of 500 SMS easily on IM's alone if they counted as SMS. IM's count as data, I promise.
Even on Verizon?
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Even on Verizon?
Yes, that is what I have hince the debate with the Verizon rep I have had many times with many different Verizon reps.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If a Verizon rep told you IM's count as SMS they are mistaken. They count as data as I tried to tell a rep one time they didnt believe me. So I told him to check my account as I send BB mesenger and Yahoo IM's all the time and rarely ever SMS text. Needless to say he still did not trust my word. I can tell you I would go WELL over my limit of 500 SMS easily on IM's alone if they counted as SMS. IM's count as data, I promise.
What about AIM Instant Message?
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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VZW has an app for AIM, MSN, and Yahoo, this one use text msgs. Go with the RIM Apps, they use data, as mentioned above go to mobile.blackberry.com
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I'll second Hebdog's comment... I use IM's almost exclusively and it's all data. None of those things should count against your SMS/MMS usage. Unlike you guys though, I've actually had VZW Reps give me the correct answer.
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VZW has an app for AIM, MSN, and Yahoo, this one use text msgs. Go with the RIM Apps, they use data, as mentioned above go to mobile.blackberry.com
But again. Not Verizon AIM, MSN, and Yahoo ..must be a RIM Apps IM ..

Can Someone tell me which ones?? I have a MAC thus ICHAT and AOL IM [these work on MAC's]. I'd like a single IM application for both my MAC and BB.
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RIM has Gtalk, Yahoo, Live, and AIM, all at mobile.blackberry.com from the BB browser. You will know if you download the VZW one becasue it's all three together. RIM ones are all seperate.
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But again. Not Verizon AIM, MSN, and Yahoo ..must be a RIM Apps IM ..

Can Someone tell me which ones?? I have a MAC thus ICHAT and AOL IM [these work on MAC's]. I'd like a single IM application for both my MAC and BB.
I think you're looking for something like Nimbuzz and a couple of others that combine all the chat programs into one location.
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RIM has Gtalk, Yahoo, Live, and AIM, all at mobile.blackberry.com from the BB browser. You will know if you download the VZW one becasue it's all three together. RIM ones are all seperate.
So, if I download AIM from mobile.blackberry.com , i will be using my Unlimited Data plan for IM, instead of the $.15 Ive been charge on my BB 8830 using JiveTalk from Beejive???

On the 8830 AIM did'nt work.
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I would also recommend JiveTalk by BeeJive. I've been using it on my Pearl for the past year and it is very solid. As for the data vs. SMS question, here's a quote from BeeJive's website:

"Uses your existing data plan:
No SMS charges."

I hope they release a version for OS 4.7 soon.
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dac00160, you were charged for using JiveTalk? On Sprint, JiveTalk always used data and not SMS. Even their website says "No SMS charges" as I stated above... I'd be surprised if the program functioned differently based on which network (sprint vs verizon) it was using.
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I would also recommend JiveTalk by BeeJive. I've been using it on my Pearl for the past year and it is very solid. As for the data vs. SMS question, here's a quote from BeeJive's website:

"Uses your existing data plan:
No SMS charges."

I hope they release a version for OS 4.7 soon.
Im sorry to say, Ive been charge SMS ie $.15 per Txt Message ..ill hope the AIM from mobile.blackberry.com works out ..
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So, if I download AIM from mobile.blackberry.com , i will be using my Unlimited Data plan for IM, instead of the $.15 Ive been charge on my BB 8830 using JiveTalk from Beejive???

On the 8830 AIM did'nt work.
Ah, those were the other two I was thinking about...

And if you're being charged txt/sms charges for using those program, something is very wrong! I've used those on my 8830 and they are data usage apps.
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Ah, those were the other two I was thinking about...

And if you're being charged txt/sms charges for using those program, something is very wrong! I've used those on my 8830 and they are data usage apps.
Well the storm is different I hope. May be I set them up wrong.... When using AIM, is there a setting to say use datavs Txt Messaging???
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