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Old 12-30-2007, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blackberry and Optus (Aust)

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I am a little confused and dismayed about the Optus service in Aust.
From what I read in the forums, you can use a Blackberry on a generic data plan (without using RIM branded applications etc) but Optus for some reason do not, or can not supply a GPRS service on a Blackberry without a Blackberry data plan?.
I use two phones, sure one is an old Seimens S55 with a data plan that allows me to access my email (through Optus) and the internet. On occassions, I want to use a Blackberry with Golfing and Worldmate applications, but I cannot use my generic plan??.
It seems other carriers allow you to use the BB on generic plans but Optus want you to take out another BB plan. Am I missing something here or is it just Optus screwing us again for more revenue??
Does Telstra, Vodaphone, and others in Aust allow BB to use existing generic data plans or is it just Optus who do not allow this function??
Any further advice or suggestions welcomed.

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