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Registered: ‎11-15-2008
My Device: Curve 8330
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msn messenger?

is there anywhere you can download it for free?? i use verizon if that makes any difference...i'm sorta new to the blackberry...=D
Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: msn messenger?

Hi,

 

http://info.mobile.msn.com/en-us/default.aspx

 

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Posts: 414
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
My Device: Q10 OS 10.1, PlayBook (WiFi 64 Gig)

Re: msn messenger?

[ Edited ]

RIM has IM clients for all of the major IM networks (AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo).  Go to:

http://www.blackberry.com/instantmessaging

using your BlackBerry's Browser, and click the [Search] button.  Your device will be scanned, and OTA (Over The Air) installation links will be listed for all the clients that work on your device and carrier.

 

The direct link (OTA and Web) to their Windows Live Messenger client is:

http://www.blackberry.com/devicesoftware/entry.do?code=wlm20

 

That said, if you want to connect to more than one IM Network at a time, you may want to look at some of the multi-network clients.  Both Beejive (http://www.beejive.com/download ) and IM+ (OTA: http://wap.shapeservices.com/im.php - Web: http://www.shapeservices.com/en/products/details.php?product=im&platform=bb) are excelent, but not free.  Instango just updated to version 2.0 and has become an excelent FREE multinetwork client - OTA: http://get.instango.com Web: http://www.instango.com/).

 

Message Edited by JerryD on 11-16-2008 07:19 AM
Jerry
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Re: msn messenger?

jerry, i download it on my phone...is it free though?? or do i have 2 pay if i send msgs or something??
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Posts: 43
Registered: ‎11-15-2008
My Device: Curve 8330

Re: msn messenger?

it being the 1 from blackberry's site.....the 1 for msn only.....do they charge you when you send messeges or do you have a limit or anything??
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Posts: 414
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
My Device: Q10 OS 10.1, PlayBook (WiFi 64 Gig)

Re: msn messenger?

It uses the standard BlackBerry data connection.  Typically, this includes unlimited data.

 

The confusing thing about the plan is that it doesn't cover "Tethering" which is connecting your BlackBerry to your computer, and using your BlackBerry's data connection as a modem to connect to the Internet on your computer.  Somehow the carrier can see this as a different connection, and typically charges extra for it.

 

Check with your carrier to be sure.

 

Jerry
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Registered: ‎11-15-2008
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Re: msn messenger?

ok i have verizon wireless...what would i ask??

(im soo new 2 this isnt not even funny...sry for being a both!!)

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: msn messenger?

[ Edited ]

HI,

Login to your account and you can see what your current plan is, and then view the texting packages,

once you know what's out there, you can decide better. I have an unlimited data plan, but no texting pkg,

so it would cost me about 40 cents a text.

Thanks

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Verizon homepage login:

 

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.html

Message Edited by Bifocals on 11-16-2008 09:55 AM
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Posts: 43
Registered: ‎11-15-2008
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Re: msn messenger?

ok i have 1500 txt....what is a data plan??

that has 2 do w/ the internet rite?? all i kno is i have blackberry web...

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Posts: 414
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
My Device: Q10 OS 10.1, PlayBook (WiFi 64 Gig)

Re: msn messenger?

There are two things I will never understand.

 

One is why people post information that is incorrect.  If you don't know, don't post! Second is why people don't read what is said.

 

I already said that the IM Clients use your BlackBerry's Data connection.  It does not have anything to do with SMS Texting!  Your 1500 txt is 1500 Text Messages - that's SMS - and has nothing to do with your BlackBerry Data Plan.

 

The only thing in question is whether or not your BlackBerry Data Plan is unlimited or if there's a cap on the amount of data.  Towards that end I said to contact Verizon.

 

Oh yea, and by the way the MSN link posted above has nothing to do with getting MSN Messenger running on a BlackBerry either.  Did you even bother to check it out first?

 

Jerry