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Old 08-05-2005, 02:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm a first time blackberry user, and do i love my blackberry 7290. I just have some questions, but right now i just need one answered. I'm looking to use MSN Messanger on my blackberry and i see that there are several software options available out there. I have tried a few but they all say "Invalid Connection String: could not open tunnel-", along those lines. How do I get around this problem? I have Cingular as my service provider and im on a Unlimited Data Plan as well as 2500 text MEdia plan. And also, will this add anything extra to my bill? Thanks a lot in advance for your help... if there is anything else you need to know .. just let me know heh...


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Old 08-05-2005, 02:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm kind of new at this too, but I believe the answer to your question is in a thread called: "How to Configure Full Internet Access On BlackBerry"

I had a similar problem with a third party program that needed to access the internet in order to translate English into Spanish. I own a BlackBerry 7100t from T-Mobile...

This is what I did. Go to: Settings, Options, TCP. Under TCP I entered the string "wap.voicestream.com" right in front for "APN". My software works now.

But but I'm no expert. Try the thread above.
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Nick,

EDIT: I just noticed that you were on Cingular. Nevermind BUT you can still use Blackberry Messenger.


Well, if you are using a BB 7290 on the ATT network, you will not be able to use a third party chat application. I spent many hours trying to get it set up on mine without any luck. If you are on ATT, you must be on a BES in order for this to work. There is another option called Blackberry Messenger. That is currently what I use. You can get this at http://www.blackberry.com/messenger

I hope this helps.
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the bb messenger is only for use between bb pin users so not for MSN or Yahoo
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OOPS, sorry I did not mention that. Sorry about that!
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Thanks guys for all the help... So there is no way of using MSN/AIM on a cingular phone without BES?


Oh yeah, also does blackberry messanger bring on any additional costs even if i have unlimited data?
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This is what I did. Go to: Settings, Options, TCP. Under TCP I entered the string "wap.voicestream.com" right in front for "APN". My software works now.
If i do this will i be charged anything extra?
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Did anyone have an answer for this?
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If i do this will i be charged anything extra?
This won't work for you because Cingular is your carrier.
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I AM WITH T-MOBILE. Anyone know why is it when i try to open my Verichat it says:

"could not open tunnel - failed"

I was able to download it and open program but could not get to run. any help????

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yup you need to configure your settings as stated in the FAQ... http://blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=3851

You should find some useful information in there to get it working... I got mine working but I have Cingular
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yup you need to configure your settings as stated in the FAQ... http://blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=3851

You should find some useful information in there to get it working... I got mine working but I have Cingular
Going to this link will answer most of your question about configuring the internet and also the IM program.
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ok i did all that the FAQ's say I should do but now it is saying:

"Could not find a service book entry for IPPP"

Thanks again...
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Go to your BWC site and under profiles and resend yourself the service books.
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BB Messenger doesn't work on Cingular either :(

Web Site:
Attention Cingular Wireless Customers: Cingular Wireless does not support BlackBerry Messenger at this time.
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