Originally Posted by ranxoren
i was reading somewhere this morning that ATT finally released the ... BlackBerry Bold forum
Haha, I was going to post the same thing. Point your browser to www.mobile.blackberry.com and it's on the front page. I think Yahoo Messenger is out, too.
Originally Posted by ranxoren
I saw where AT&T is pushing the service books for AIM and ICQ...so you should be able to download it from RIM and get it to work...
Hey folks. In case you haven't heard, AT&T has finally released the service books for ALL the RIM IM Clients - including AIM!
See this post.
Posted yesterday but great find and great written post !
Originally Posted by jdellasala
Really dumb question (new to this) what is AIM? and why would I need it?
AIM = AOL Instant Messenger.
hello, att has actually released service books to support both AIM and YIM yesterday. I actually did this yesterday and was successful at it.
If you delete your prior messenger app and re-download straight from the mobile.blackberry.com site, it should be able to work without tweaking your phone or DM.
AIM on Bold
If you have att all you have to do is go to wireless.att.com and go into shop.
In the application store you will find a program for the BOLD called Instant Messanging. It is a free program that once downloaded goes directly into your "download" folder. This gives you the access to AIM, yahoo messenger, and windows live messanger.
You can also find the program in media net if you want to do it all from your phone.
That uses text and the actual AIM program is much better. OZ sucks.
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Originally Posted by Hutzie
The so called "free instant messaging" program Hutzie describes above is neither free NOR instant!
The program is called OZ Instant Messenger, and it uses SMS RELAY to communicate with the IM Networks - it does NOT connect directly to them! If you do NOT have an SMS Text Messaging package, this "free" program will cost you TEN CENTS for EVERY MESSAGE you send OR recevie! I wrote this up well over a year ago.
Happily, AT&T has FINALLY allowed RIM's truly free Instant Messenger clients available after years of not providing the service books needed to allow them to work.
Simply go to http://www.blackberry.com/instantmessaging using your BlackBerry's Browser, and click the [Search] button.
Your BlackBerry will be scanned and a list of Instant Messaging clients available for your device's model and carrier will be listed with OTA Installation links. On AT&T this now includes ALL the Instant Messaging clients - AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, and Google Talk.
For some reason they don't count Facebook or MySpace, but you can find links for them as well as direct links for the IM clients in my Mini Version Tracker list.
Last edited by jdellasala; 11-19-2008 at 12:03 AM.
Has anyone been able to connect to the AIM & MSN networks using their Bold on TMO? I'm getting the 'Service not enabled for this handheld' message when I try to connect. I had the same problem with my TMO branded 8800 (on TMO). I scoured the net and found some TMO service books which I loaded onto my device. Yay - all chat apps work. However, when I tried using those same service books, yes the chcat programs work, but I couldn't make use of all the Bold had to offer, MMS most importantly. I called TMO and RIM but had no luck getting the correct service books sent to my device to send MMS'.
SO, following the ever popular threads on how to get all features (WAP MMS etc) working on TMO, nearly everything works except for AIM & MSN. (YM! works fine btw.) I tried to be slick and not unload the browser to get tshe service books loaded but that naturally broke MMS so I had to revert to the original instructions. (which are fantastic)
Sure, I could buy JiveTalk or one of the other many applications, but since I know
it works, I'd like to get it working.
Any ideas or useful suggestions on how to work through/around this problem?
Does anyone have a 'super service books' file that contains vital/popular service books to get everything working?
It's a messaging program/application kind of like ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, etc. You don't necessarily need it, but if you don't have a text messaging plan, you could use AIM to chat with your friends.
Originally Posted by asapp
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