1. xvnba's Avatar
    i want a mobile i.m. app that uses your internet instead of sms.
    is there anything like that?
    08-08-09 08:07 PM
  2. MNotar91's Avatar
    Beejive is the best for this, but it does cost money.

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    08-08-09 08:10 PM
  3. Vsp1140's Avatar
    All the apps on BB such as AIM, MSN, and google Talk all use data not TXT... so type away.
    08-08-09 08:11 PM
  4. xvnba's Avatar
    i asked verizon and they said it takes away from my sms allowance
    08-08-09 08:14 PM
  5. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Don't use Verizon's IM application. Use the ones listed above. They use DATA not text.
    08-08-09 08:32 PM
  6. Thomas184's Avatar
    All the apps on BB such as AIM, MSN, and google Talk all use data not TXT... so type away.
    None of these IM should use up your SMS.

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    08-08-09 09:58 PM
  7. xvnba's Avatar
    i called verizon and the lady said they use up my sms's.
    call fo your self if you dont believe me
    08-08-09 10:09 PM
  8. ebongo91's Avatar
    All the apps on BB such as AIM, MSN, and google Talk all use data not TXT... so type away.
    i dont think this is true. I am pretty sure aim and yahoo use sms. If i am correct google talk uses data, and i think you can chat with aim people too on it.
    08-08-09 10:29 PM
  9. xvnba's Avatar
    yeah i think your right ebongo91
    08-08-09 10:43 PM
  10. effin_amazing's Avatar
    I use BeejiveIM for aim, Yahoo!, and MSN and it uses data.....
    08-08-09 10:50 PM
  11. rw6497's Avatar
    Use instango. Its free and it uses less memory than having all three major ims installed ie yahoo,aim,msn. Only thing is it kinda drains ya battery a little faster.

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    08-08-09 11:10 PM
  12. evanedge's Avatar
    No, they all use data not SMS.

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    08-08-09 11:29 PM
  13. xvnba's Avatar
    so whats the best free all in one app ? also one that uses data
    08-08-09 11:41 PM
  14. Vsp1140's Avatar
    i called verizon and the lady said they use up my sms's.
    call fo your self if you dont believe me
    Ive been using all of those listed on my Pearl, Storm and now my Tour... THEY DO NOT USE SMS, they USE DATA!!!! If you read the TOS for each when you install them you will clearly see thats the case.

    If you are using a non BB it can and will use SMS.. My g/f EnV Touch uses SMS. It depends on the phone, but all BB's use Data for IM'S
    08-08-09 11:42 PM
  15. RedneckGenius's Avatar
    if you are not using a BB these programs will cost a txt with verizon. on my storm i have never been charged for txt with msn. another one to look at is google voice, which will send and recieve sms using data and not cost anything thru verizon. catch is that it is from your google voice number not your vzw number
    08-09-09 02:22 AM
  16. brerfrog's Avatar
    I know Google Talk uses data, I use google talk for work a lot and the wife and best friend and I use it to text back and forth a lot. I get a lot of use out of that app.
    08-09-09 05:49 AM
  17. xvnba's Avatar
    so the app i should use iss.....instango?
    08-09-09 01:05 PM
  18. xvnba's Avatar
    i downloaded instango and made a username and password and now it says its not authenticated or somthing..helpp?
    08-09-09 01:16 PM
  19. Shaylguul's Avatar
    Rep at VZ told me if you use the ones that come withe phone its SMS. If you donload the same ones from there home site they use DATA - worked for me with WLM.

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    08-09-09 11:04 PM
  20. Thomas184's Avatar
    Ive been using all of those listed on my Pearl, Storm and now my Tour... THEY DO NOT USE SMS, they USE DATA!!!! If you read the TOS for each when you install them you will clearly see thats the case.

    If you are using a non BB it can and will use SMS.. My g/f EnV Touch uses SMS. It depends on the phone, but all BB's use Data for IM'S
    Same here!!
    08-09-09 11:32 PM
  21. xvnba's Avatar
    Rep at VZ told me if you use the ones that come withe phone its SMS. If you donload the same ones from there home site they use DATA - worked for me with WLM.

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    by home site what do you mean?
    08-10-09 11:40 AM
  22. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Go to mobile.blackberry.com on your BlackBerry Browser and scroll to "IM & Social Networking". Download the apps from there.
    08-10-09 11:54 AM
  23. jasonc624's Avatar
    Sms = short message service which can be interpreted as data or texts. Reps count im clients as sms since it technically are sms.

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    08-10-09 12:03 PM
  24. xvnba's Avatar
    ???????????
    08-10-09 08:49 PM
  25. brerfrog's Avatar
    Sms = short message service which can be interpreted as data or texts. Reps count im clients as sms since it technically are sms.

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    If every short message is an SMS then when I say "Hello" to people on the street I just lost an SMS from my bank with Verizon.
    08-10-09 08:53 PM
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