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BrownmanSA
12-19-2007, 11:44 AM
I just bought a Curve 8310 and am on ATT. I don't want to pay for the dataplan because I don't get that much email. But I would like to move email from my inbox on Outlook 2003 to my BB. Is there any way to do that and how?

Thatzmister2u
12-19-2007, 11:54 AM
There is no way to "push" email without a BB Data Plan. Your only option is to get a data plan, install Opera Mini and view your email via the Web IF your outlook is accessable via the Internet.

BrownmanSA
12-19-2007, 12:22 PM
"There is no way to "push" email without a BB Data Plan. Your only option is to get a data plan, install Opera Mini and view your email via the Web IF your outlook is accessable via the Internet."

What do you mean by "push" email? All I want is for Outlook to sync email to the BB.

And what is "Opera Mini"?

penguin3107
12-19-2007, 12:25 PM
All I want is for Outlook to sync email to the BB.

Sorry, but this is not possible.
Email messages never sync on a BlackBerry. They are only delivered wirelessly, through your blackberry's data plan.

Opera Mini is an alternative web browser, that may function without a BlackBerry Data Plan. It will not help in getting email messages delivered to your device.

nedzalife
12-19-2007, 12:38 PM
While you don't need a Blackberry data plan to use Opera Mini, you still need a mobile internet plan of somesort or have APN access enabled on your account for Opera Mini to work. This is normally on by default, however you will want to check with your carrier as to how it works and what options are available. Here in Canada, Rogers has $5/5MB or $10/10MB, or they'll charge you 5c/Kb when you don't have any mobile internet plan, so you can rack up $51/Mb really fast...

razorbackfan
12-19-2007, 07:09 PM
Do other companies even allow a blackberry to function without a a data plan? Altell won't even allow you to use to your blackberry as a phone unless you buy the data plan.

penguin3107
12-19-2007, 08:12 PM
Do other companies even allow a blackberry to function without a a data plan?

Yes.

jonnn21
12-20-2007, 12:30 AM
Yep!

I have USCC and refuse to ever pay the $40 for data. That is one thing that REALLY pisses me off about blackberry. They need to understand that some use for a PDA/Phone. Give an option to sync email for gods sake. They need to give this as an option.

I dont get it!!

JSanders
12-20-2007, 12:44 AM
Yep!

I have USCC and refuse to ever pay the $40 for data. That is one thing that REALLY pisses me off about blackberry. They need to understand that some use for a PDA/Phone. Give an option to sync email for gods sake. They need to give this as an option.

I dont get it!!

It is, already, obviously an option. You have opted not to have it.

jonnn21
12-20-2007, 02:54 PM
Ok Either I read that wrong your your being a smarta$$ with that response.

All he wants to do is move his email from the PC to his BB. Read and respond to them. Sync back up and have them go to the outbox to be sent.

Not EVERYBODY can afford the data plan like the rest of you rich folks.

Yeah I really want to spend 40-50 PLUS another 40 for internet. I think not. BUT it would be nice to be able to read and reply to the email and have it send once synced up.

Being a smarta$$ ( if thats what you were doing ) doesnt help the original poster with his question. Suppose to be helpful not sarcastic (if thats the case)

NJBlackBerry
12-20-2007, 03:13 PM
THe proper and accurate response was correct, and don't slam other forum members please.

There is no way to sync e-mail back and forth from Outlook to the BlackBerry via a cable, or BT or any other way. Calendar, Notes, Contacts and tasks are synced. E-Mail is never synced. It can only be pushed (forwarded if you like).

T-Mobile, as an example, has a several low priced e-mail only plans that are extremely affordable.

jonnn21
12-20-2007, 03:19 PM
I wasnt slamming. I just took that response the way I did.

Besides I was just mentioning an Idea that I feel should be added.

penguin3107
12-20-2007, 03:27 PM
I was just mentioning an Idea that I feel should be added.

You should send your suggestions to bbsuggestions@<hidden>

That would be the proper route to take for recommending BlackBerry feature changes/enhancements.

JSanders
12-20-2007, 03:34 PM
You asked for synced email as an option, and it is an option.

And no, I wasn't being a smartass, I was answering your question (not the original poster). The fact you choose not to pay to get synced email, does not make it not an option.

I choose to NOT to purchase the Premium Unleaded gasoline, does that mean Texaco should give it to me for free? Do i want to pay $29.99 for push email? No, but I choose to, because I need it for my business.

NJBlackBerry
12-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Hey - I work for an oil company. Pay for the premium!
I use regular, myself. No discount :-(

JSanders
12-20-2007, 03:42 PM
I opt not to read you. Oil Barrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrron.

At $2.99/gal they can buy more consonants.

NJBlackBerry
12-20-2007, 03:44 PM
One R. Oil Baron.
More like boiled in oil.

tsac
12-23-2007, 02:06 PM
Seems like a lot of people miss the fact that a BlackBerry is not a device for people who only get a few emails . This is now and for the future anyway will be a business tool. There are cell phones that will allow low cost email. A Palm or windows device might be a better choise if you find the BB beyond your needs or cost limits.


I wish gas was $2.99 a gallon here!!!!

NJBlackBerry
12-23-2007, 02:14 PM
Connecticut. Nice gasoline/road taxes there ;-)

tsac
12-23-2007, 04:53 PM
If New York would move a bit I could drive to NJ to get gas but the GW B is in the way

rambo47
12-23-2007, 05:19 PM
Too many folks buying Blackberrys, then coming here whining about it not doing what they want. Sheesh! How about doing a bit - just a smidgen - of research first? You want to sync email to a handheld? Buy a Palm Pilot. They're cheap, they do a true sync with outlook, perform basic PDA functions very well, and you CAN'T use a data plan with one.