Originally Posted by jsconyers
This workaround may work for you but it will not work for everyone. What about people that need corporate mail? Or users that use other email addresses, not just Gmail? You also won't have BB Maps, BB Messenger, BB Browser (to download OTA themes and applications), AppWorld will not work, just to name a few. To each their own. Keep in mind, using T-Zones involves work arounds, using the BB Data plan does not.
You've been given some bad information. The BB browser works great with T-Zones as does Pandora, Facebook, Loopt, UberTwitter, etc. No problems with OTA downloads. Don't know about BB Maps, I use Google Maps. Haven't tried AppWorld
If you use a BES server for or a pop mail account this might not be for you, for for Gmail users a $5.99 data plan is a great alternative to a $20 month BlackBerry plan... I love it.