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Old 01-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Help! Free IM program using WIFI only on 8820 with AT&T & without data plan. $5 4 ANS

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PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE POSTING A RESPONSE! I BELIEVE THIS WILL SOLVE MANY OTHERS PROBLEMS TOO, BUT I DON'T FEEL LIKE ANYONE EVER ADDRESSED THE QUESTION AS WELL AS THEY NEEDED TO.

I'm trying to use a free IM program (preferably AIM) on my new 8820 using WIFI only (WIFI, NOT network/AT&T paid Internet service). I purchased the phone because it had WIFI and I figured I could use AIM to contact both AIM members, and send/receive text messages (through AIM also). Essentially, by using WIFI to send/receive AIM messages and AIM text messages, I figured I could avoid data charges all together.

So, without further ado, here are the current settings on my 8820:
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WIFI enabled

First person to give me a working, straight-up, non-complicating answer will be sent $5 through Paypal if they would like. I'm just tired of reading all of these forums with runaround non-working answers.

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, maybe it's me, but what exactly is your question?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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JiveTalk is free for the first 30 days and will use wifi only ;)

Some of the other freebies out there, others will have to chime in if they use wifi only.

As for your 5 dollar paypal thing, use it and just buy JT and be done with your search of being cheap
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry, maybe it's me, but what exactly is your question?
LOL, my thoughts exactly. Although like lraed74, I sorta figured it out. I believe there is a complete FAQ on this subject somewhere within this board.
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Wirelessly posted (wap! woop woop!)

Thanks for helping, guys.
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Welcome to the Forums.

Some words of advice, insulting the forum members by saying they give "run around non-working answers" is not the best way to go about finding help. I don't think your $5 bribe is enough incentive after such an insult. Having said that, a foot long at Subway sounds pretty tasty right about now

Without further adieu, your answer:
BeeJiveIM, as lraed74 stated. It would be your easiest option. No, it isn't free past the trial. However, it is well worth every penny, IMO. So save your $5 and put it towards BeeJiveIM. At the very least, give the 30 day trial a shot, what do you have to lose?

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Some words of advice, insulting the forum members by saying they give "run around non-working answers" is not the best way to go about finding help.
Good spot jsconyers! I missed that.

OP - not cool!
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help guys. I take no offense to the comments. In fact, I actually agree...I reread my post and realized that I must have forgotten to actually ask a question. My post was more of a statement. Sorry about that.

One last question...If I send AIM text IM messages through BeejiveIM, using my WIFI as the "preferred network", I SHOULD NOT be charged any data fees, correct?
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help guys. I take no offense to the comments. In fact, I actually agree...I reread my post and realized that I must have forgotten to actually ask a question. My post was more of a statement. Sorry about that.

One last question...If I send AIM text IM messages through BeejiveIM, using my WIFI as the "preferred network", I SHOULD NOT be charged any data fees, correct?
If properly configured you are correct.
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