04-10-2008, 01:49 PM
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| | Using AT&T/BIS/etc service via another carrier's data plan
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I will be traveling in Europe for a good part of the summer and want to avoid the roaming data slaughter. Unfortunately, AT&T's unlimited roaming data package does not include a few of the countries I will be visiting.
Here is what I was thinking of attempting:
1. Continue paying my AT&T Wireless bill that includes a blackberry/BIS plan.
2. Get SIM cards local to countries I will be visiting and enable GRPS data on those prepaid plans.
3. Use Blackberry mail + other internet functionality and pay those other carriers for the data transmission.
Does this make sense? My assumption is that AT&T can continue servicing my BIS account because I am still subscribed to it even if I use another network to access the data.
Has anyone ever tried this? I haven't found discussion of this scenario in any of the FAQs.