1. Berrychick16's Avatar
    I have a friend who just got the Pearl. He doesn't subscribe to the Blackberry Data package (internet, email)

    Can he still do BB Messenger with me?

    We have tried it but it doesn't seem to be working.

    THanks!!
    02-23-08 09:34 AM
  2. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Data plan is needed for BB messenger, sorry.
    02-23-08 09:53 AM
  3. bermassacre's Avatar
    how do i use the blackberry messanger?
    just got this phone
    blackberry pearl
    02-23-08 09:55 AM
  4. chaz_cb's Avatar
    First you need to add add a contact - open messenger>> menu>> add a contact>> this takes you to your address book. you can choose an existing contact, or scroll up to "use once" - with use once highlighted, you hit menu, and choose request by email, or by pin. Go ahead and use my pin if you want to try it. 2447B452.
    Last edited by Chaz; 05-21-08 at 08:09 AM.
    02-23-08 10:02 AM
  5. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Here's a great Blackberry 101 lecture on the subject:
    Lecture 8: How To Use BlackBerry Messenger | CrackBerry.com
    02-23-08 10:04 AM
  6. bermassacre's Avatar
    ok i got it now, thanks so much
    it was super easy
    i just was confused about
    the pin....where do i find my pin?

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    02-23-08 10:07 AM
  7. Hazysky's Avatar
    options>status
    02-23-08 10:08 AM
  8. bermassacre's Avatar
    ok so i went to options
    but when i hit status
    it only asked to change to
    available or non????
    still cant find my pin thing.....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 10:18 AM
  9. chaz_cb's Avatar
    From home screen hit options>> scroll down to Status. your PIN is listed there.
    02-23-08 10:19 AM
  10. bermassacre's Avatar
    ooooo ok
    i really appreciate your help!
    ok so my pin is:
    3186FB87

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 10:21 AM
  11. Hazysky's Avatar
    Ok try going to home screen and type EACE - you will not see what you type.
    02-23-08 10:22 AM
  12. bermassacre's Avatar
    ok what does that do?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 10:24 AM
  13. chaz_cb's Avatar
    It's a way to get info about your BB. Kind of a Diagnostic screen.
    02-23-08 10:30 AM
  14. bermassacre's Avatar
    ok so now im trying to add
    a contact from my address book
    and its not letting me??

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 11:06 AM
  15. jhood25's Avatar
    Hey. My friend just got a curve and I'm trying to add him following all of the steps you guys said and it just says pending and nothing gets received from either of our phones. I have 2 other BB messenger buddies that worked fine and this one won't work? Any suggestions would be appreciated lol.

    He has the data plan and we have the right the pins but nothing. Thanks in advance.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 11:16 AM
  16. bermassacre's Avatar
    you dont have to have the
    same blackberry device for
    the messenger do you?
    i tried adding other blackberry
    contacts to my messenger and it wont add
    them it sent my friend who has a pearl
    like i do and it worked sending her
    a pending request but she says
    she didnt get a request
    im so confused??

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 11:50 AM
  17. bermassacre's Avatar
    ok so i send bb messanger requests
    but the people arent getting them
    whats wrong with that?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 04:39 PM
  18. bermassacre's Avatar
    nevermind got it!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 06:54 PM
  19. chaz_cb's Avatar
    Glad you got it going.
    02-23-08 07:10 PM
  20. bermassacre's Avatar
    Loves it!
    i cant stop using it haha

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-08 08:51 PM
  21. hypno_nls1's Avatar
    does this cost money on the data plan? if im using BB messanger is that like just a nice add on for having the data plan or am i secretly getting rapped with charges here?
    02-24-08 10:16 AM
  22. chaz_cb's Avatar
    If you have data plan (unlimited preferred), that's all it uses. no hidden charges.
    02-24-08 10:31 AM
  23. Tylerd's Avatar
    Ok, I had posted this on a previous thread, but no one answered. I deleted Blackberry Messenger a while ago, but now I need it. I went to mobile.blackberry.com, and tried to download it OTA, but is says I don't have the right system requirements. What's the problem?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-24-08 08:37 PM
  24. elya003's Avatar
    If you have data plan (unlimited preferred), that's all it uses. no hidden charges.
    One rep. at T-mobile told me to get a text messaging plan to use it when I first got my Curve. Obviously she was trying to meet a sales quota, or mis-informed.

    Luckily for me it wasn't my first blackberry. I wonder how many people don't know this?
    02-24-08 08:55 PM
  25. angelamnash's Avatar
    i did the same thing and deleted it...then my boyfriend got a blackberry and i can't get the messenger back on...i've tried getting it from everywhere and it tells me that i don't meet the system requirements.
    grrrrr.....
    please help...
    02-24-08 11:09 PM
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