Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
As has been stated MANY times, if you want to use the BlackBerry as designed, with IM, BlackBerry Messenger, BB browser and push e-mail, you need to have a BlackBerry Data Plan. Perhaps the answer is for the carriers to NOT sell BBs without BlackBerry Data Plans.
I agree they shouldn't sell it without the blackberry plan then. It may seem like a no brainer to you, but if you switch from a non BB phone, this is very unintuitive.