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Old 05-28-2008, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a Curve with AT&T today, my first non-Verizon BB, and when I tried to set up Yahoo messenger, I got a message my device wasn't enabled for it. So I called tech support and they sent me a tutorial on setting it up, I have to download a mobile IM client. The tutorial also explained IMs are charged as SMS messages.

Is this new or just an AT&T thing? When I was with VZW, I had Yahoo IM and it was just part of the data package.
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I got a Curve with AT&T today, my first non-Verizon BB, and when I tried to set up Yahoo messenger, I got a message my device wasn't enabled for it. So I called tech support and they sent me a tutorial on setting it up, I have to download a mobile IM client. The tutorial also explained IMs are charged as SMS messages.

Is this new or just an AT&T thing? When I was with VZW, I had Yahoo IM and it was just part of the data package.

I think the only IM client that uses text is OZ. If you are using JiveTalk or any other third party app it uses data. The Tech was wrong.

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm on ATT and I don't use any of the IM clients they provide. I suggest investing in JiveTalk...best IM software on the market. IM's only use data with JiveTalk.
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JiveTalk is most definitely worth the money.
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Thanks, guys. I downloaded the trial and I'll test it out.
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There Counted As Text Messages
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You have no clue what you are talking about. Sorry. This is not correct.

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