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Old 09-11-2007, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can't even find SMS on my 7100i. I have Compose Email & Compose PIN, but no SMS nor MMS. Anyone have any advice? I do not have a data plan and don't really need one but do recieve text messages once in a while. I really just got this BB to use as a Phone/PDA. I've been told different stories by Nextel folks in that some say if Nextel finds out you have a BB they will automatically put a data plan on your account, and others say it's not so. I give!

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Have you tried pulling the battery for about 30 seconds, then reinserting it?
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It could be an IT policy on the device restricting sms use. You can check by going to Options >Security Options >General Settings. Scroll to the bottom and see if there's any reference to IT policy.
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I've tried removing the batter and also going to options... No luck with either.
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There is no IT policy on the device? I'm not a nextel user but it seems to me there are issues with sms (can't remember for sure) on Nextel. You may need to call them.
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I'm almost afraid to call them and even let them know I have a BB. They may want to impose a "plan" on me.
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no data plan no SMS becuase its all MMS the 7100i doesnt support sms
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no data plan no SMS becuase its all MMS the 7100i doesnt support sms
I knew there was some kind of issue...just couldn't remember what it was. Thanks Dawg.
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I quote my initial statement: "Compose Email & Compose PIN, but no SMS nor MMS." I don't have an option for MMS. Is there some software update I may need? My BB Desktop Manager version is 4.1.0.8 & BB Device Manager is 4.1.0.9 if that makes any sense. I don't know if my BB is updated according to what version the desktop stuff is.

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See Dawg's response above. He says you need a data plan in order to sms because it's all mms.
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I've seen several posts about users having MMS availability without a data plan. Couldn't I use that? IF I could find it on my BB!
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I've seen several posts about users having MMS availability without a data plan. Couldn't I use that? IF I could find it on my BB!
The answer is NO you cant on a nextel cant you read. MMS is data and you have to have a data plan dont be so cheap if you wanna play you have to pay.
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I can read, but it would be nice if you "professionals" would be a little more courteous to us newbies. If you can't, I'd appreciate that you don't even respond to my posts. I need an explanation - not some sarcastic remark!
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I can read, but it would be nice if you "professionals" would be a little more courteous to us newbies. If you can't, I'd appreciate that you don't even respond to my posts. I need an explanation - not some sarcastic remark!
I have given you that everytime. It seems you cant understand anyway its put so what does it matter.

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no data plan no SMS becuase its all MMS the 7100i doesnt support sms

How much more explanation do you need. Its in black and white right there.
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I'm sorry this has come to this...but, since you came to the conclusion that I couldn't read - let's examine your style of writing: "no data plan no SMS becuase its all MMS the 7100i doesnt support sms." I don't understand that, sir.

I came here hoping to get some discussion on how to simply "text" from my Blackberry that I bought on eBay. You also accused me of being "cheap." I said earlier that I didn't need a data plan and I still don't. Do you go out and buy food when your refrigerator is full, or put more gas in your vehicle when it's full?

I have a computer to do all those "data" things for me. I simply want to get rid of my PDA and pager and use those type services on one device. If there is absolutely no way to send a simple text message from a Blackberry without a data plan, then just say that. You don't need to tell me I can't read and that I'm cheap.

If this is truly a "help" forum, let's try to keep it that way.

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Rick,
You bought the wrong device for what you want. You need a data plan in order to get the service books on the device for MMS/SMS. Once you get a data plan with Nextel the service books will push to the device and you can text.

You bought an old device on a dying network...sorry to say. Call Nextel and see what they can do.
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John,

I appreciate your response. I will give them a call today and if we get nowhere, I guess I'll go back to the old QWERTY pager and just keep the Palm Pilot updated.

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I'm sorry this has come to this...but, since you came to the conclusion that I couldn't read - let's examine your style of writing: "no data plan no SMS becuase its all MMS the 7100i doesnt support sms." I don't understand that, sir.

I came here hoping to get some discussion on how to simply "text" from my Blackberry that I bought on eBay. You also accused me of being "cheap." I said earlier that I didn't need a data plan and I still don't. Do you go out and buy food when your refrigerator is full, or put more gas in your vehicle when it's full?

I have a computer to do all those "data" things for me. I simply want to get rid of my PDA and pager and use those type services on one device. If there is absolutely no way to send a simple text message from a Blackberry without a data plan, then just say that. You don't need to tell me I can't read and that I'm cheap.

If this is truly a "help" forum, let's try to keep it that way.

Thank you,
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