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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-04-2008
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General Questions about Black Berry Bold (9000)

hello all,

 

I'm thinking of getting the Blackberry Bold for AT&T, however if i do so

i will not be able to get the blackberry data service plan. Also im always

either at home (where i have wireless internet) or at school (and they

also have wireless internet). My question is if i just enable the wifi

and have the blackberry bold connected to my home or school's wireless

would i still be able to go on AIM, instant messaging, watch videos, browse

the web? almost as if i had the data plan?

 

Also what would i be limited too if i didnt get the blackberry data plan?

 

I dont require a blackberry email or anything like that, i dont intend to

use it for a business purpose.

 

Thanks.

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Posts: 4,526
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Bold - T-mobile

Re: General Questions about Black Berry Bold (9000)

Good questions, if you only takes the device, without data plan, you can browse and surf on the web only when you are connected to a wifi service.

To download messenger you have a problem, because the only way to do it is with blackberry browser (only available with data plan)

For watch videos for example, the blackberry bold not reproduce youtube videos.

 

 

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Re: General Questions about Black Berry Bold (9000)

So your saying i cant use messenger? Even IF AT&T includes AIM or something already?

and also i cant watch videos using youtube?

 

is that because it only works through blackberry data server or something?

the issue is still unclear to me.

Forums Veteran III
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Registered: ‎10-16-2008
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Re: General Questions about Black Berry Bold (9000)

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First check if the ATT comes with the messenger installed, if not, you dont have access to download the msn if you dont have blackberry browser (they comes with a data plan)

(I am telling you this because i have the same problem, if somebody have the solution to download and run the MSN messenger without blackberry browser, please bring to us)

At the moment, you can't watch any youtube videos, the blackberry bold not supports youtube videos.

(if you have the data plan with att, under 3g connection you can watch youtube videos, but not over wifi browser)

 

Message Edited by urumilton on 11-04-2008 10:12 PM
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Re: General Questions about Black Berry Bold (9000)

Hmm, what are the chances it will be able to support Youtube? i mean

i really want the bold and all, but i just cant afford to get the data plan

especially since im on a family plan thats already pretty expensive.

 

Aim and other stuff is suppose to come with the blackberry bold for AT&T.

Is there any other way for me to be able to watch videos? as far as surfing

the web im good right?

 

anything else the blackberry server limits me to besides videos?

The blackberry server allows one to download programs? is that what it is also?