Originally Posted by MightyManfred
Thank you for your reply.
What is it that makes the data plan requirements of a BB unique? Why does it need a BB data plan?
Why is there air? Why is the sky blue?
The bottom line is: JUST BECAUSE. The older BlackBerry devices were designed to be used with BlackBerry
specific data plans in order to access data services via a tunnel to BlackBerry servers. If you don't have a BlackBerry data plan, you will get voice and SMS access only.