Beejive is great. I got the 30 day trial and ended up buying the software. I do have an unlimited data plan, but if I'm in a dead zone (yes, they still exist in some places), but there is a Wi-Fi connection, I'm golden.
I don't have my BB yet but what is the native IM client? I thought I remember seeing an AIM client on the blackberry website. I figured that would use data rather than SMS.
I know my old win mobile phone had an AIM client that worked just fine in WiFi and it still works even without any kind of SIM card in it. I was hoping my new Bold will work the same way.
I guess the only way to find out once and for all if it works over wifi or not is if you turn off your network connection on your BB and try to use the app over wifi. If you get a chance to do that let us know what you're findings are. I would do it, but I use beejive for my aim on my BB.
I turned off my Mobile Network and left just the Wi-Fi connected at my place and Beejive still worked great. Haven't tested just AIM, but that's because Beejive is superior in my book. I'll have t give it a go and see what happens.
i've turned off my mobile network leaving just wifi on and i'm able to use the native AIM app. i think that if you're connected to wifi and your BIS is connected through wifi, it routes data through that and not the carrier.
BeeJive works over a Wi-Fi Only network... I have been using my Curve for several months without data and taking advantage of my Wi-Fi access. BeeJive allows FREE incoming and outgoing instant messages, for all supported IM clients including AIM, over any Wi-Fi network Good stuff!
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