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Old 06-23-2009, 07:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sdbb View Post
Thanks for the info, you cleared that up nicely!

Still one thing doesn't add up, why sell a phone with wifi and no Blackberry data plan requirements and block internet technologies? I guess it makes sense if it's because they want to allow UMA and nothing else. But it feels like a step in the wrong direction. Every other feature on this phone seems full of forward thinking and I am happy with it overall.
It's a money issue, the Blackberry plans are different and separate from other data plans and involve an arrangement between the two companies.

People using UMA/wifi to make calls is profit to T-Mobile. People using UMA/wifi and not paying for a Blackberry plan for data is a loss to two companies, but T-Mobile still came out ahead with the UMA calling profit. Now, with the new changes, it's more balanced.

They also implemented a change this month to require data plans, but the 8220 was exempt.
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