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Old 01-24-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Is it possible to get AIM/YAHOO Instant messaging and BES without the Data Plan? My provider is T-Mobile. I no longer use the data feature plan that much. Any advise would be helpful, thanks!
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:28 PM   #2
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All of the above require a data plan.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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Can anyone else confirm if this is true on the Blackberry Pearl?
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To use AIM or BES you need a data plan. You can use Tmobile's 19.99 plan if all you want is AIM but it is more if you are going to use BES, I believe 29.99 a month.
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Of course it's true. How are you supposed to transmit data without a data plan?

I suppose AIM you find an SMS client or use something like trillian pro to route them to your phone via SMS, but you would incur a ton of SMS charges then, probably more than the $19.99 a month for the dataplan, and honestly, the SMS clients just plain suck.
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Of course it's true. How are you supposed to transmit data without a data plan?
I think he meant can you SMS/txt without a data plan just like you can on every other phone out there. I never had a data plan on Verizon and I could TXT for 10 cents per use. I could MMS photos for .25 also. You should be able to do it on Tmoblile with the Pearl without a data plan, right (I have one)?
But using the IM clients does require a data plan because the client connects via EDGE. But regular TXT does not.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:05 AM   #7
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I plan on using the built in OZ Instant Messaging client and sign up with the 500 messages plan, if this is possible. But are you sure that the BES requires a data plan?
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BES of course requires the data plan, e-mail goes through data and you need the data plan, you cannot use MMS without the data plan on the Pearl.
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