11-16-2008 05:28 AM
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11-16-2008 07:19 AM - edited 11-16-2008 07:19 AM
RIM has IM clients for all of the major IM networks (AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo). Go to:
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:
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.p
11-16-2008 10:39 AM
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.
11-16-2008 10:54 AM - edited 11-16-2008 10:55 AM
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.
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Verizon homepage login:
11-16-2008 11:12 AM
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?