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Old 02-17-2008, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks! Anyone get the AIM app download from sprint to work right? Last I searched there wasn't an answer for how to get around the "please go to www.blackberry.com/aim" working. I did the hosted network service "reregister", and no love there...
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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got it just fine on 2 different 8130's from sprint...
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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8830 here.... anyone else have luck or tips on how to work around that issue?
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be able to open the web browser> Shop for games and apps> Free/demo> AIM> Don't hit the download at the very bottom but hit the "download AIM 2.0"

2.0 is for 8830,8130
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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worked fine for me as well
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I got my 8130 in December, downloaded and installed aim just fine. I had to replace by pearl, and the new pearl I got wont let me install aim.. it keeps telling me its not compatible with my equipment.. did something change?
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I was wondering the same thing, as I see the link to the AIM app under free applications in the browser, then the link goes 404. I haven't found any free reliable way to use AIM om this device so far, and it gets frustrating!
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i dont understand it. sprint and aim talk all this crap on the website about how easy it is, i just go my blackberry about 4 hours ago and there was nothing easy about it, and nothing works. it's bookmarked in my phone as install aim, and that 404 comes up. rediculous
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I just tried using the bookmark in my 8830 and I got the same 404 error. However, when I went to http://www.blackberry.com/aim it took me to the dl page. After installing AIM on your BB, remember to register your phone # at AOL Mobile - Mobile Applications and Cell Phones Everything should work a few minutes after that. Hope this helps.
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When I installed, moons ago, no problems.

Just tried again with my Sprint 8830:

(1) Open BB Browser.

(2) Go to bookmarks.

(3) Under "links" there's a "Install AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)" choice.

(4) It does, in fact, now give a 404.

So, I checked out the link: www.blackberry.com/instantmessage/aim. I removed the "aim" and got a "Search" button. "Clicked" it and then it showed me a list of IM apps for my device: Yahoo!, Google, and AIM. However, it says that AIM is not compatible with my device.

Looks like, for some reason, Blackberry decided to pull support for this program. Either for the 8830 or for Sprint.

However... going to www.blackberry.com/aim worked just fine. It downloads AIM 1.1.15.
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http://www.blackberry.com/aim works, try it on your pc, then connect your berry to d/l it. If you're using IE it will ask you to install and run an active x plug-in... other than that you should be fine....
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I just tried using the bookmark in my 8830 and I got the same 404 error. However, when I went to http://www.blackberry.com/aim it took me to the dl page. After installing AIM on your BB, remember to register your phone # at AOL Mobile - Mobile Applications and Cell Phones Everything should work a few minutes after that. Hope this helps.
I went to that page and couldn't find where to register my phone #. Can you point me in the right direction?
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I hope you get it to work. I have always found the AIM to be a bit fickle. You may want to shell out the $19.99 for Jive Talk.
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Does this version for the 8800 series require a special text messaging package or does this function like normal AIM? I downloaded an AIM program for my VX8600 once that sent messages via text message, and even though I had an "unlimited messaging" plan, apparently it wasn't the correct and I ended up receiving a rather large bill that month from text messages used in that program. Apparently text messages to servers are outside their network, which isn't covered in the "unlimited messaging" plan.....
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Does this version for the 8800 series require a special text messaging package or does this function like normal AIM? I downloaded an AIM program for my VX8600 once that sent messages via text message, and even though I had an "unlimited messaging" plan, apparently it wasn't the correct and I ended up receiving a rather large bill that month from text messages used in that program. Apparently text messages to servers are outside their network, which isn't covered in the "unlimited messaging" plan.....
The BB AIM client is NOT the same thing as using SMS to transmit said messages (which I believe is what you get when you sign-up with your phone number). On a pre-BB phone, I used an AIM client that used SMS as the transmission means.
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