Originally Posted by bomax
Thanks for the quick replies. Looks like if I want to get a BB I'll need to factor in the $29.99/mo no matter what. Luckily I get a 20% discount, but that's still $24/mo which seems high to me simply for getting email on my phone... Something to think about nonetheless.
I think you have it a bit backwards. BlackBerry began and still has as its main purpose to allow for e-mail and messages when away from your computer. It wasn't too long ago that they didn't even offer voice. Now there is voice and many other applications, like GPS navigation. If you do not need mobile e-mail, then maybe you are looking at the wrong class of devices.
Good luck with your choices.