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Old 04-23-2008, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to configure my BlackBerry applications (i.e., Browser, RSS, IM client, etc.) to use data that appears as Email related data rather than GPRS usage data?

I am currently living and working in Shanghai and I have the T-Mobile USA BlackBerry Unlimited Email package for $19.99/month. Recently, I have started seeing charges on my monthly bill for GPRS data usage, but the charges are not consistent. I've called T-Mobile several times and depending on who I talk to, they give conflicting claims as to whether BlackBerry web browsing is included in the plan.

What I really want to do it to make my web browser GPRS data appear as email on T-Mobile Unlimited International plan. I am using a BlackBerry 8800 on the BIS (not BES) plan. Can I "fake" GPRS usage data as email data by changing connection settings? If so, where and how do I do this? For example, I am using FreeRange RSS reader and under Settings > Account menu, there is a "Connection type" menu with the following options: 1) Automatic, 2) BES with MDS, 3) BIS-B, 4) WAP, 5) Direct TCP/IP and 6) WiFi (if supported).

I have seen lots of chatboard discussion regarding whether or not data is included in the T-Mobile unlimited international blackberry plan, but no discussion on how to make data usage appear as email data. Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance!
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I am curious about this as well. I am currently in Saudi Arabia and have unlimited e-mail set up through BIS on my T-mobile 8820. I have purposely used some data including Google Maps, web browing, and BB Messenger. I have checked my current usage and there is no indication of being charged for roaming data usage.
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