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Registered: ‎11-29-2012
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Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knew of an instant messaging client that works without a data plan (ie. Wi-Fi only)?
The native GTalk only works with a data plan and a multi protocol one like IMO.I'm only works with a data plan.

Thanks,

gajariam
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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

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 :smileywink:

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My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

I know that in the Facebook app, the chat can be used without a data plan.

On the other hand, I have no information regarding the other app called "Facebook Messenger".



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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

Isn't viber device to devicee only?

I'm more interested in a GTalk client and also a bit interested in a MSN messenger client
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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

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.

 

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and about Google Talk, I do not know if using BIS is part of the requirements.

 

 

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my advice is to ask the carriers in your country if they have a small package voice+sms+BBm.




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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

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

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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

your carrier has an unlimited IM plan ?
what IM does your carrier allow you to use?



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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

GTalk, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger.

 

I don't want a data plan though. I have Wi-Fi pretty much every where I am

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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

maybe you can look at Kik Messenger.



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Re: Instant Messaging Client that works without data plan

Isn't that a Device to Device messaging service?

 

All I want is a GTalk client that works over Wi-Fi.