From my first Symbian phone, I’ve always wondered why is the IM application built in if it is of no use! Never have I got it to work, till now!
The question is why do we even need it?
The reason is that I always somehow tend to prefer the built in applications over the 3rd party ones. We have a number of Instant Messaging applications that have been available over the years. The best I’ve ever used was Agile Messenger. Other alternatives are IM+, Fring etc. The problem with Agile and IM+ is that they are paid applications! Fring is free but lacks the yahoo option! Also there are certain difficulties that I faced while using Fring. While using the IM client in it and typing, if I happened to receive an IM from my pal at the other end, what I was typing is gone! Now that sometimes becomes quite a nuisance!
Enter the default client! Its surprising simple to setup and use! It gives us the option to use Yahoo, ICQ, MSN & AIM.
( Tick the Fetch Contacts Option in case you want your existing want the contacts to be imported in)
2. Login into the Email id used for registration for the Yamingo Username and Password.
3. Now we’r ready to setup the IM client on the phone. Its time to define a server. Once you get the prompt Define One Now? Choose yes!
Else, Goto Options>Settings>Servers>Options>New Server.
Server Name: TheSymbianBlog (Demo)
Access Point: Whichever you use.
Web Address: www.yamigo.com/wv/control
User ID: thesymbianblog (Demo)
Password: vh2h2s (Demo)
(Put your details in from the email Yamingo sent!)
4. N we are done! Just login and rock on!
Note: This method works on most Nokia phones which have the IM client built in! Certain Sony Erricsson and Motorola phones are also supported. For more look here. Also it doesnt support wifi!
Official Instructions for both Series 60 and Series 40 phones are here.
I have not had much of a chance to test this thing out, i’m looking forward hearing from all of you!
Update: Instead of Famigo, the service from Packetbox can also be used. Via Rafe on AAS. I’ve not used this before though, but from the comments so far it seems that Packetbox is a better option than Famingo!! However PacketBox lacks support for yahoo! Register here for Packetbox.
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