Originally Posted by dzone
I use my 8100T for phone and text messaging only, and I sync it with Entourage on my PowerBook G4 using PocketMac. I have not activated Internet service, and I don't want to. However, I can only exchange text messages with other T-Mobile users. When I send a text message to a Cingular user, a check mark appears next to the message in the log with a tiny D in it, and I've gotten the message: "No message services configured. You will be able to save draft only."
My local T-Mobile store tells me sometimes T-Mobile phones just won't send to other networks, but my son's cheap T-Mobile phone works fine sending and receiving messages from Cingular phones, so I think the guy I talked with just doesn't know how to solve this!
When I open Options > Advanced Options >Service Book, there are no entries.
I did not load software from the "Blackberry User Tools" disk supplied with my Pearl. Is there something on there that would help?
I've seen instructions for addressing this "No message services.." problem, but they involve Desktop Manager, and I have no idea where that is...
You should be able to send SMS messages without "Internet Service", but it sounds like you're trying to send email which you can't do without a BlackBerry Data plan.
Right now, when you go to Messages, click the wheel and select Compose SMS to use only that service. That should work. If you simply hit [Enter] when you're on a date line, you'll go into composing an email which you can't do at this point.
If you want to send email - or use a Browser or IM or anything that connects to the Internet - you'll have to get some level of a BlackBerry Data plan.
Once you do, you should have an icon for Personal Email Setup on your BlackBerry - or something to that effect. It will bring you to a Web page where you establish a login ID (which will become your blackberry.net email address) after entering your PIN and IMEI numbers. Your PIN and IMEI numbers are under Options --> Status. If the site doesn't enter the numbers automatically, you can copy the numbers (one at a time) on from the Status Screen, and then use [Alt][Esc] (in a similar fashion to using [Alt][Tab] in Windows) to switch between the email setup and the status screen.
You can also set this up on the web by going to: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=t-mobile
Once you've established your account, click Service Books
on the left, and then hit the Send Service Books
button on the next screen.
If that's all you do, you'll only have your blackberry.net email account to send and receive emails. I don't recommend that because you don't have access to the inbox, there's no SPAM filtering on that domain, and it's impossible to manually filter SPAM from that email address. Instead, use a free email account that provides SPAM filtering like Gmail or Yahoo, and then set that account up at the web site above. They have good SPAM filtering so you won't get all that garbage on your BlackBerry.