12-16-2012 08:44 PM
12-17-2012 12:24 AM
Have you tried viber?? Well, I can't be so sure whether it'll work without bb plan.. Because, some applications do require an APN which matches your operator APN (provisioned at their end) but some don't.. And the some restrictions apply region wise too
12-17-2012 03:05 AM
12-17-2012 11:40 AM
the "MSN Messenger" is now called "Windows Live Messenger", and will be retired by Microsoft before april 2013 (source: http://blogs.skype.com/en/2012/11/skypewlm.html ), and your current contacts will be merged with Skype.
Unfortunately, there is currently no Skype client from Microsoft or from RIM released for BlackBerry devices. There are some third party softwares that enable you to benefit from Skype IM, but personally I have no reason to trust them and give them my credentials to skype/WLM.
So for a long-time forecast, I do not encourage you to go through the WLM path.
and about Google Talk, I do not know if using BIS is part of the requirements.
my advice is to ask the carriers in your country if they have a small package voice+sms+BBm.
12-17-2012 11:42 AM
I'm currently not interested in acquring a data plan (my carrier has an unlimited email + IM plan), hence the reason of this thread.
It is honestly silly that I require a data plan to use Google Talk.
I don't mind using a 3rd party application, as long as I can chat using my google account
12-17-2012 11:50 AM