Originally Posted by John Clark
Nope. You have to subscribe to a BB data plan. That's the only way to get your email.
Other than cost what is your issue with RIM as a "middle man?" There is no more secure method of retrieving email than the BlackBerry.
That is not correct. It is possible to bypass the RIM infrastructure by wiping the browser, then re-installing. A guy called Amworm from Vietnam has posted on here how to do it. I have it working fine on my Bold.