As far as I know, I do have a Blackberry data plan. I bought a regular data plan and signed up for Blackberry services. Your link just further confirms that.
With NO data plan you may: |
NOT send or receive any information over the internet, in any way shape or form, despite what you heard about it being possible
With a BlackBerry data plan you may do all of the above plus:
- receive true BlackBerry push email from up to 10 different email accounts
use the resident BlackBerry supplied browser to access the internet
install applications OTA via the supplied resident browser
use BlackBerry Messenger and send PIN-->PIN messages
I have googlemail as well as Google Calendar synced through the data plan, the blackberry browser works just fine and I got a message (actually several) saying "Your handheld has been registered with the wireless network".
Couple more details that confuse me about thsi is, that after opting for Blackberry Internet Services and receiving the confirmation message, the Blackberry logo started showing up in connections next to where it says 3G or GPRS or whatever coverage there might be. At the same time however, in 'Services Status' for Blackberry Internet Service it says "not connected".
So the data plan definitely works for some apps, but not for Appworld and Facebook for starters.
Also, the message about having to upgrade my data plan shows up with no delay whatsoever, which to me seems like the apps aren't even trying to connect in the first place.