11-04-2008 07:41 PM
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.
11-04-2008 09:33 PM
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.
11-04-2008 09:39 PM
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.
11-04-2008 09:50 PM - edited 11-04-2008 10:12 PM
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)
11-05-2008 09:49 AM
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?