08-31-2007, 05:27 PM
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Hi. I have just bought a BB Curve 8300. First time BB user. I am with T-Mobile in the UK and I had the £7.50 unlimited web and walk data plan so I thought that this is all that was required and all I would need is to buy a hosted blackberry solution from someone.
However, I have just come off the phone with a T-Mobile engineer (tech support) who told me that I had to pay for the blackberry service through them and just having the data plan was not enough. They offer a BIS solution but this only sync email.
For full syncing of mail, calender, notes etc. you have to buy their BES solution which is reduced from £35 to £10 a month if you have a web and walk package integrated into your talk plan. This BES service then allows you to have full OTA syncing but you still need to get and get hosted blackberry services from somewhere.
You also can't even surf the web without buying one of their blackberry packages ie. BIS or BES.
Bottom line is that if you get a blackberry with T-Mobile, my understanding is that you have to pay this extra surcharge just to use the data services eg. web browsing on top of your blackbeery hosting elsewhere.
Hope that's helpful.