I just got off the phone with AT&T and they said that with an "Unlimited Texting and IMing" plan I can use a Blackberry phone. The aforementioned plan does not include internet and the person on the phone had no idea what the APN username/password was. I planned on using Ramble IM in order to connect to the AIM network (since I am NOT paying for IM+ or Jive Talk).
Is the person I spoke with correct in saying that I am able to connect to the AIM network WITHOUT a Blackberry data plan but with a normal "Unlimited SMS and IM" plan? If so, How am I able to connect with the network? I don't have the APN.
You can't use Ramble IM without a data plan. Ramble uses data, not sms/text. The Oz messenger app is the only one that uses sms. You have to download it from medianet and you need at least some kind of data for that.
Hey John sorry to bother you again, but I'm a newb and yeah :p but I have the unlimited bb plan on cingular, I downloaded ramble however it gives me the tunnel message problem, I've contacted cingular about getting the APN but no luck, they're kind of stupid when it comes to certain things it seems. But yeah if you could help? I need the APN for cingular and if theres anything else I need to do in order to get ramble working, and I repeat I have the BB plan
I usually recommend the $29.99 purchase. Then you can move it to another device. The $19.99 version is a one device license so if you get another BB you will have to purchase it again. However, enjoy JiveTalk. It's the best IM app out there for the BB.