Originally Posted by bolistik
im confused. So i get a data plan through Tmobile ($19.99) then i can download free 3rd party software? But if i get blackberry RIM software those i have to pay extra for?
i thought there are cheaper 3rd party data plans that i can get other than Tmobile that charged less like $5 monthly.
I've read here on the forum over time of people getting some data functionality with whatever regular phone data plan from t-mobile. I just can't point you directly to good threads on that. But, as noted in the faq, you will not be able to use the blackberry-branded apps without the blackberry data plan, with is the $19.99 blackberry unlimited add on (TMO USA).
My point was that you cannot obtain a data plan of any sort from a third-party provider and run it on your blackberry. Whatever the data plan, it will be purchased from your carrier.