The data for the Blackberry has to go through the carrier (Cellular One) as well as RIM's (Research In Motion makes the Blackberry) data center in order to work. That's why it costs more. We all pay $20-$40 per month for Blackberry data services. If you think that's high, go look at Rogers in Canada...those folks have been paying WAY more than that for years. Its a good deal here...any Canadian will tell you that.