Since ive been asked how to get it to work i thought id write a little tutorial CONSTANTLY UPDATED :
THIS TUTORIAL NOW WORKS WITH THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS :
GoogleMaps and the rest of the google suite
Windows Live Search
FOR THE PEOPLE THAT DONT HAVE ACCESS TO A DATA PLAN OR A PAY AS U GO CARD :
Find a friend with NO data plan but no blocked internet access. Get their sim card, put it in your phone, use the same TCP settings as below, download everything, setup the apps, then TAKE OFF THE TCP SETTINGS and put ur sim card back in . Your friend will be charged 5c/kb which should add up to around 5-10bucks after youre all done
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LiveSearch (credits go to s0ur888) :
I TOOK OFF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LiveSearch because after actually setting it up to direct HTTP and not media.com (thanks bonder for the heads up) IT DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. So i dont know if using media.com will get you charged or not but i wont take the chance. maybe s0ur888 can let us know when he gets his bill. It worked for me on media.com and used it for 3seconds to check but after i set it up to direct HTTP it stopped working. So i personnaly am taking it off.
IM+ link to get im+ :
IM+ you can download a free trial.
The application is 50$ but you make it back by saving from rogers and it is the best IM app IMO
To get Google Maps and Opera Mini to work heres what you got to do :
First you need to NOT have the 15$ plan yet. You have to be on a regular data plan first. I was on the 10mb one. When you are on there get Google Maps via the wap browser and Opera mini via desktop install. The TCP settings for this normal data plan are : internet.com no user no pass
After you've done that set them both up to work. Now when they are up and running, call rogers and switch to the 15 personal email plan. After you do that MAKE SURE you take off the TCP settings and leave them blank
Do a battery pull, after that google maps should be working. As for Opera Mini, launch it, press the menu key -> option -> LAST option : change it from socks to HTTP.
And there u go unlimited browsing on the 15$ plan.
Now ONE BIG TIP. on the 5th rogers is switching this plan to 15$ unlimited email + 2mb of browsing. MAKE SURE YOU DONT GET TRANSFERED TO THAT CUZ IF YOU DO YOU WILL GO OVER THE 2MB. JUST TELL THEM YOU WANT TO KEEP THE 15 WITH NO BROWSING BECAUSE YOU ARE SCARED OF GOING OVER 2MB.
There you go guys hope that helps (if it does leave rep+ lol) !!
YOU ARE NOT RUNNING FULL INTERNET (HTML) WITH OPERA MINI, PUSH EMAIL AND PIN WITH THE PLAN, AND REAL GPS (3m accuracy for the 8310) WITH GOOGLE MAPS all were missing here is voice directions for gps but you know what ? for 15bucks i DONT CARE haha its the cheapest bb plan ever !!
UPDATE FOR GOOGLE TALK AND YAHOO! MESSENGER
Basically do an OTA install following the same steps as earlier (regular data plan)
from those adresses :
Here is another link for gTalk try a dekstop install by launching IE7 (and only IE7) on this link and having your berry plugged it. gtalk desktop that seemed to do the trick for my friend.
Then when you should have the service books registered on ur phone. If that doesnt work let me know ill update with more information.
If you cant get the service books theres a couple things.
Here is the link to my personal backup that should add service books for all of RIMs IM clients Here !!
After you install them just go on the BIS page and resend youre rogers service books (just to be safe)
1/ always try a battery pull before anything lol :P
2/ check ur time and date. Gtalk has had the issue of setting u back a month
3/ try to re-register from the host routing table. (option->advanced option->host routing table-> option->register). that should do the trick.
4/ if not delete all ur service books and get rogers to send them to u again
5/ if not then on the googletalk webpage theres an email for RIM contact them with ur pin number and tell them u cant get the service books.
The Gmail app also works with those settings, im guessing the whole google suite works as long as u set them up before switching to the 15plan
Don't forget to add a +rep if i helped you with this thread its the little green + at the bottom right of this post. Thank you