Originally Posted by seattle18
INCORRECT. You do NOT need MEdia Net to use IM programs. Please research more before you post such statements. I have WebMessenger and do not have MEdia Net, and no extra charges are incurred. There are MANY threads in here discussing this very issue, please search and read to edu-ma-cate yourself about it.
Your statement should actually be, you do NOT need Media Net to use all
There are a few IM programs which only need the Blackberry APN.
Verichat, for example, does require access to the wap.cingular APN. This can only be achieved by having WIX Pay Per Use, Media Net, Media Basic or Media Works on your account. Either that or you use BES and access the MDS proxy.
Those of you who are lucky enough to be accessing the wap.cingular APN without being charged are just that. Lucky. According to user "CingularMK" your luck will eventually run out though.