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Old 05-17-2006, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if there is any sort of software/application that will allow me to connect to my blackberry for free? I know there are 3 types of apps out there that will let you use MSN:

1) Berryvine
2) IMChat
3) Blackberry Messenger

Is there something else out there that is 0 bucks? I heard on the internet that Microsoft is working on something that will be free, so I wasn't too sure.

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Old 05-17-2006, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use berry vine, which does connect you to MSN instant messenger, for a 7 day trial period before you need to purchase it. BlackBerry Meesenger is free but that's for pin to pin messages. I don't know of any MSN IM apps for the BlackBerry that allows you to use for FREE. I only know of FREE AIM messenger which is via Ramble if you use AIM. Otherwise, everything that I know that you can access MSN messenger has a fee associated with it.
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Download Google Talk. With a little bit of work, you can add your MSN contacts to Google Talk.

Here is the OTA link to download: http://blackberry.com/GoogleTalk


Here is the link to the thread about adding contacts from different IM clients: http://blackberryforums.com/showthre...ht=google+talk


Hope this helps!
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you can also go to the mobile msn site and sign in there and use your MSN messenger .... Only thing is that it is a pain to use!
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I have my AIM, Yahoo and MSN contacts on Google Talk and it works fine. I don't have a clue what the process was to be able to do this but it was extensive and did include the help of a third party software other than the chat clients. Do a search for google talk, there was a how to post in one of the threads.
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Do a search for google talk, there was a how to post in one of the threads.

The link is in my post above.
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Telus in Canada now has MSN on their cell phones... Maybe this will encourage Bell to push for MSN (Bell in cahoots w/ microsoft)
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I've tried every conceivable way to have MSN on my Blackberry. Even some non-blackberry specific Java apps. They all worked, but I was not happy with many things.

I even tried the Googletalk/Jabber way. I tried having friends use Yahoo (cause the Yahoo messenger is free) but I didn't like the way it vibrated after every single message (even when in the window)

I've decided to bite the bullet and pay the 35$ to Verichat which appears to be the best suited for me. I love how it pops up automatically on a message and I like the features. It stays connected 24.7 for days and days at a time.

The two downfalls are BES requirement (for Bell) which is ok now as I have a free work BES but in the future may not be so good.... and that it's 35$...

I hope by next year a more suitable app will exist.
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