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Old 10-11-2008, 03:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by akosnitzky View Post
What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ[/url]

With NO data plan you may:

* make phone calls
* send/receive text SMS messages
* NOT use any instant messenger program that anyone has found so far
* use the device as a standalone PIM
* NOT send or receive any information over the internet, in any way shape or form, despite what you heard about it being possible

With a generic data plan in addition you may:

* use a third party browser like Opera Mini, but NOT the resident BlackBerry browser
* may get email either via a web interface (using Opera) or other third party app, but NOT BlackBerry push email
* use a number of third party applications that require net access, including some instant messenger programs, as long as they're available to install from DM because:
* canNOT install apps OTA because that requires the resident browser
* canNOT use BlackBerry messenger or do PIN-->PIN messaging

Thanks for that link, so looking at that does that mean my (second hand) blackberry has a generic data plan ?

Not sure what a generic data plan is ( I will search) but I can access the internet using opera and get mail using google mail just can't use the default browser so therefore I can't download anything direct to the blackberry
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