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Old 11-01-2005, 10:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Wobbly_Cheese
Hi all, I recently activated my BB 7750 on a family share plan with Verizon 4 days ago. The family share plan includes 1000 shared minutes between my mom and I along with a $5 a month texting plan. The verizon tech guy added in a pay as you go plan for my BB so I wouldn't have the data. He said I'd be charged .015 cents for every kb transfered. 4 days later I have not touched the browser or e-mail what so ever. The only things I use are SMS and Phone. I bought the device for the PDA and as a bonus the phone with it.
Call Verizon and get them to disable data completely, so that your phone works completely in a voice-only mode. BlackBerry typically does background data operations (a lot more than other cellphones) that cannot easily be disabled, so you need to put a data block on your account. (I don't know if Verizon allows data blocking, you'll have to find out)

(Note; The 7750 model is the slowest BlackBerry ever released. The 7250 would be much better.)
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