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Old 01-02-2007, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I'm a new BlackBerry owner and i'm totally loving my device. I am curious if there are any applications that will allow me to use AIM on my 8703e with verizon. I'm pretty sure i can't do it through AIM mobile, so i was hoping you knowledgable BlackBerry users could give me some advice. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is one free option called RAMBLE (which uses DATA) Ramblexxx8482; Instant Messenger
There are 2-3 pay options called Yak-On Yak On! — Mobile Instant Messaging , IM+ SHAPE Services - Software for PDA and mobiles: MSN, Yahoo!, AOL, ICQ, Jabber, LCS, Sametime and something else
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there a consensus on the one that works the best/ easiest to use/ most reliable.
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no not really some people gave luck with ramble, lots of people like yak-on and im+ seems to be in the middle... honestly none of them stay logged in log enough for me to like any of them but since ramle is free i use it...
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I've used Yak-On with my Verizon 8703e before I switched over to the Sprint 8703e. It works very well for my needs. Battery drain is a bit high on Yak-On as it's constantly pinging the network every two minutes by default but you can change that to fit your needs.
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So that means Yak-On uses data only, and not sms? I don't mind the pinging cuz I only use it when I'm bored and need something to do...just want to be sure I'm not using messages instead of just data (of which I am unlimited). Oh, and if it does use messaging, is it IN messaging (to other Verizon users) or is it standard (like to another provider)? On a few of the other threads, I've noticed that some people get charged for messaging and some don't...those were mostly with Ramble though...does the same thing hold true with Yak-On or is it strictly data? TIA.

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