1. joek1971's Avatar
    Hi Guys

    I have Sprint BB 8703e and I cant seem to get AIM to work, it keeps telling to go and activate your handheld for AOL, can some please help. I already uninstalled and reinstalled and also resent service books, but nothing seems to be working, is anyone else having this problem?

    07-04-07 10:05 AM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Try the trial version of JiveTalk!
    07-04-07 10:11 AM
  3. joek1971's Avatar
    I did and everything works except this program that you can downloand VIA BlackBerry website.
    07-04-07 10:24 AM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Wait, are you saying you were using JiveTalk to access AIM, and it's not working?
    Email JiveTalk support, they guy gives great support, believe me. He should have the answer.

    Make sure you explain the carrier you have, device, etc, etc...
    07-04-07 10:27 AM
  5. joek1971's Avatar
    No I am saying that I tried JiveTalk and other programs, but all i want it AOL to work, i downloaded it from Blackberry website, it is independent program. it works on mine but now on my wifes. strange
    07-04-07 10:40 AM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Oh, I see. I wonder if it's anything to do with APN settings? Go to options / advanced options / tcp on YOUR device, and match the details with your wife's...
    07-04-07 10:46 AM
  7. joek1971's Avatar
    TCP? i dont see that under those directions, I am running 8703e
    07-04-07 11:13 AM
  8. tbetts1982's Avatar
    I had the same problem you did with AIM. It's seems kind of stupid that Sprint puts the link to AIM on your device, and when you install it the program doesn't even work. Weird that it works on yours too, nobody I know was able to get it up and running. Although some where on one of these forum sites was some service books for the instant messenger apps. I haven't tried them with the 8703e yet.
    07-04-07 04:53 PM
  9. joek1971's Avatar
    It is kind of funny that it works on my 8703e no problem but my wifes it does not work, can you please let ,me know where are those serivce books and how to install them. Thanks
    07-04-07 09:35 PM
  10. Noeld1024's Avatar
    I'm using Verizon and an 8830...the recommended program for AIM on BB is Ramble...or so I read on a bunch of sites...so I downloaded it OTA and everything went fine, but 9 out of 10 times that I try to login, it just sits there forever...I tried out the IM + trial and I'm definitely going to go that route...
    07-05-07 04:45 PM
  11. joek1971's Avatar
    There is some kind of glich somewhere that is causing this mess, I sent email to IM, I was one of there beta tester and they promised me a free version and now they are saying I never registered. Smart company. Im sticking with Ramble on my wifes bb 8703e and for me aim works no problem, dont ask me how but it worked from the first day i installed it.
    07-05-07 06:35 PM
  12. joek1971's Avatar
    I think aol or bb is having major issues with there servers, cause i logged in with my wifes bb, just took long time.
    07-05-07 06:46 PM
  13. kasperapd's Avatar
    The AIM that is available from BB is not 100% ready for public consumption yet. Many carriers are not supporting it, and a few are, but it's random on who can get it to work.

    Ramble is a good free option for AIM, but it is very unreliable. Like Navilyn suggested, give JiveTalk a try. It is by far the best IM program I have found. It's also relatively inexpensive.
    07-05-07 09:37 PM
  14. Jlowe_03's Avatar
    I have the 8100 and I can not seem to find a working APN/TCP setting to get Ramble to work on my phone. Is there any that work for Centennial Wireless?
    05-14-08 04:42 PM
  15. pegb856's Avatar
    Jive talk is a multi-client IM application that works with Centennial. The application is not free but it does have a free trial and is by far the preferred IM application for BBs. BeeJive :: JiveTalk mobile messenger - instant messaging to go

    Hint: If you purchase a license spend the extra cash and get the user license instead of the device license, that way you can use the app nomatter how many times you change Blackberrys.
    05-22-08 10:40 AM