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| | Re: BB data access on Consumer Cellular
I don't know about iPhones, but with BlackBerrys you must have a BlackBerry data plan to use any data services. The device needs to authenticate itself to the RIM infrastructure for data. Without a legit BlackBerry data plan you'll only get phone and SMS. That's how BlackBerrys are designed.
A regular smartphone gets data from your carrier.
A BlackBerry gets data from RIM through your carrier.