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Old 04-19-2006, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I installed bb messenger as a part of the bharti upgrade

what is it though? and how can i use it to communicate with who?

How can i sign into aim/msn accounts using bb? do i need a 3rd party software?

does this eat up my text message usage or go thru my data unlimted coverage (i am on TMO network)

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Old 04-19-2006, 06:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You use BB Messenger to chat with other Blackberry users only via PIN to PIN chats.

You use instant messaging applications to chat with users of AIM, MSN, Yahoo etc.

Yes, you need third party software to use AIM/MSN on the Blackberry. There are several choices for this and I suggest using the search funtion to help narrows down the multiple threads on this topic.

Most of the IM apps use data not SMS.

You'll want to look for: Verichat, IM+, Ramble, Yak-On, Web Messenger
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You'll want to look for: Verichat, IM+, Ramble, Yak-On, Web Messenger
Don't forget to also look at free GoogleTalk that will allow you to manage (yahoo, msn, aim). I switch between using GT and Yak-On.
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Don't forget to also look at free GoogleTalk that will allow you to manage (yahoo, msn, aim). I switch between using GT and Yak-On.
how does google talk work with msn?
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from the chat clients that i have used for bb the google talk is by far the best. it is almost as good as using the pc version

But then when you think about it, is there a product that google produced that isn't close to God sent. even down to the new calendar; google is really showing they are a player that is not going to die. And i am happy with any company that can productivity pimp slap MS and even more so when its free.
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can someone please post a link to the googletalk for bb, or screen shots etc? and would i need to d/l this on the pc and install via desktop manager?
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Here is some useful info. Most everything you want or need can be found on this stuff by searching on "Google Talk" or "Google Talk + 8700" or some other variant. But both of these links should help with installing and setting up Google Talk to be used just as Google Talk or as a proxy for MSN, Yahoo, and AIM.

http://francks.blogspot.com/2006/02/...eb-client.html

Multi-IM Network Instructions [Using Google Talk]

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[quote=casmer]Here is some useful info. Most everything you want or need can be found on this stuff by searching on "Google Talk" or "Google Talk + 8700" or some other variant. But both of these links should help with installing and setting up Google Talk to be used just as Google Talk or as a proxy for MSN, Yahoo, and AIM.


Can you repost those links? They didn't work for me. Also, everyone who has BIS can use the BB messenger?
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Links are fixed.
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Just as an aside, i've used Ramble since I bought my 8700 on Monday. Worked well up until today. I can't even log on. Anyone else having problems with Ramble?
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Google Talk can also be download from the Blackberry web site

http://www.blackberry.com/GoogleTalk...D8DC3A2FCD1C31
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You use instant messaging applications to chat with users of AIM, MSN, Yahoo etc.
Can someone please explain this to me?? Why would u need another program when AIM, MSN, ICQ, and Yahoo are already on the BB (especially the later models like the 7100 series and the 8700 series)? I don't get it.
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I assume you have T-Mobile?

They're the only ones who include a instant messaging app on their devices. The Cingular Blackberries do not have one built in so you need to use a third party app.

Not to mention I've heard the T-Mobile one is horrible. Most of the third party ones are much more feature rich.
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Oh ok. Thanks. Yes I have been with T-Mobile for 3 years. I just couldn't figure out why everyone else was having to get other messaging apps. Also, now that I think about it, my 7730s didn't have them on there but I thought they were hidden or didn't know how to get them. Didn't really know much about BB's back then but I know more now.

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