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Old 11-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to use AIM. I do not use any other instant messenger, also will i be charged for text messaging if i just use the AIM? I want to download something which i can get for free. I'm using verizon
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just got the 8703e from Verizon as well. I installed Google Talk (free from RIM) and Ramble for AIM (free). There's links in the 3rd party applications forum (sticky).
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okay. I'm new so i'm not sure what ur talking about as far as where to get the programs your refering to. Also is there a charge for text messaging without a text plan when i use AIM.
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okay. I'm new so i'm not sure what ur talking about as far as where to get the programs your refering to. Also is there a charge for text messaging without a text plan when i use AIM.
I can't post links yet because I haven't hit 10 posts. Go to the main forum page, then go the Aftermarket Software forum. The first sticky post has links to various IM clients
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no charge to use aim as long as you are using a client that uses a data connection, ramble, yak-on, im+, and verichat are all examples of software taht use data conection (ie: no text charge)
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wireless.sra.com off your bb. Ramble IM, it's free.
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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get Ramble IM for free.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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on verizon you often get booted off of ramble...Blackberry should be releasing an official AIM shortly..
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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on verizon you often get booted off of ramble...Blackberry should be releasing an official AIM shortly..
I'd much rather an official client from Blackberry, but I haven't been kicked of Ramble yet
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I'd much rather an official client from Blackberry, but I haven't been kicked of Ramble yet
It happens fairly frequently to me too, and I'm on T-Mobile. Changing the port from 8080 to 1290 will get you booted less frequently. You can change that from the Options menu.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you think this will be something we have to pay for with the new blackberry AIM. I've never owned a BLackberry so i know nothing about how these downloads and etc work.
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Do you think this will be something we have to pay for with the new blackberry AIM. I've never owned a BLackberry so i know nothing about how these downloads and etc work.

no, it will be free of charge...
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Do you think this will be something we have to pay for with the new blackberry AIM. I've never owned a BLackberry so i know nothing about how these downloads and etc work.
Most likely just like Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger, AIM will hopefully be no charge.
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I used Ramble with my 8703e (Verizon) for a few weeks, and was constantly kicked off. I sucked up the initial cost and switched to IM+ and have no problems.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've been using Ramble on my 8700 (Suncom) and the only problem I've had is that it logs you off if you don't use it for awhile. Otherwise it seems adequate. I'm a newbie too, but I'm looking forward to an official version - yahoo messenger and google talk work really well...
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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on verizon you often get booted off of ramble...Blackberry should be releasing an official AIM shortly..
yeah. drives me NUTS. i can be in an evdo coverage area and still get booted off. ramble SUCKS.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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.....ramble SUCKS.
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true. but that doesn't detract from the frustration level!
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Yeah it seems Ramble is the only cost-free solution at the moment. I know RIM was in the works of making an AIM client similar to their Google Talk and Yahoo clients, whatever became of that?
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Yeah it seems Ramble is the only cost-free solution at the moment. I know RIM was in the works of making an AIM client similar to their Google Talk and Yahoo clients, whatever became of that?
rumor has it that it is coming soon.. we will see though
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