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Old 04-13-2006, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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verizon service 7130e.... do they charge each message sent via IM a text message? or is it like BBM and googletalk? and does anyone else have problems w/ the ramble AIM kicking them off?
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It uses WAP which will eat up data even quicker than BlackBerry Messenger. If your going to use IM you better consider and unlimited data plan.
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i do have unlimited data plan, but i have verizon and i got stiffed w/ a 400 dollar bill when i used AIM on my blackberry. b/c they said that i used ramble AIM. and every message i sent was sent as a text message to a non "in" member.....
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i do have unlimited data plan, but i have verizon and i got stiffed w/ a 400 dollar bill when i used AIM on my blackberry. b/c they said that i used ramble AIM. and every message i sent was sent as a text message to a non "in" member.....
I use Ramble AIM and never get charged for a txt message b/c of it. It does kick me off every now and again, but i use it all the time and have not noticed a jump in my txt messages.
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Ramble does not use text messaging. It does, however, use a good deal of data.
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Check with Verizon, they may have a cap on their data?
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i do have unlimited data plan, but i have verizon and i got stiffed w/ a 400 dollar bill when i used AIM on my blackberry. b/c they said that i used ramble AIM. and every message i sent was sent as a text message to a non "in" member.....
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Check with Verizon, they may have a cap on their data?

I am a VZW customer and as long are you are on the 44.99 (with a Pplan of 39.99 or higher) or 49.99 for unlimited, VZW does not cap their data. if you are paying the 25 or 29 then you have 10 MB.
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Verizon does not cap data usage. And if you're using an IM app, you shouldn't be charged for text messages. However, if you use AOL's IM forwarding feature (since AIM itself isn't available for the BlackBerry), that would use text messages.
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thanks guys for all your assistance... lol now does anyone know where i can d/l ramble AIM... lol sorry i'm being a pain in the ass
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http://wireless.sra.com/ramble/
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Is Ramble the best and most reliable service for AIM on your BB?

Also, gdpmumin, can you explain this forwarding as text messaging, If i just download the app and run and IM, I wont be charged correct?
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I'm not quite sure how it works because every time I try to set it up, the code they send to my phone is rejected by their service. But in theory it allows you to IM without a specific application. It just uses text messages. And yes, if use this method, you'll pay for the text messages. The better option would be to use Verichat, Webmessenger, or some other IM app. These apps use data, but not text messages. So assuming you have unlimited data, the only cost you'll incur is the app itself.
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So Ramble uses up Text Messages?

Is there any free service for AOL IM that doesnt charge for text messages and is free?
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So Ramble uses up Text Messages?

Is there any free service for AOL IM that doesnt charge for text messages and is free?
No, Ramble does not use txt messages. It uses data at an alarming rate, but it does not use any txt messages.
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Ok, so with unlimited data, that is no problem right?!
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Correct. If you use an IM app, you'll be using data, not text messages. And as long as you have unlimited data, you're fine.
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Just got my blackberry
Installing IM
Got "Ramble" On the screen and the file is unreadable by windows
What do I do next?
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Correct. If you use an IM app, you'll be using data, not text messages. And as long as you have unlimited data, you're fine.
That is if you are with VZW, some other carriers cap their "unlimited" plans.
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I do have Verizons Unlimited Data plan
How do I get the AIM on my BB
I have "Ramble" on my desktop
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I have sent the email from the website to my email account, accessed it on yahoo from the web, And I have not gotten a message to install the software.. What am I doing wrong?!
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