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clynch 07-19-2009 08:20 AM

Blackberry data plan vs. regular unlimited data
 
Can anyone tell me what the difference between the "unlimited" data plan and the "blackberry" data plan for at&t is.

I have an LG CU920 (VU) and want to get a curve 8310 but don't know if I will have to change/upgrade my data plan.

The VU was boasted as a "smart" phone when I got it and now I hate it.

Can someone help?

penguin3107 07-19-2009 08:26 AM

The BlackBerry data plan allows your device to authenticate to the RIM infrastructure, which results in allowing you to use all of the data features that are native to the BlackBerry device. (Email, Web Browsing with BlackBerry Browser, BlackBerry Messenger, PIN, SMS and MMS messaging, etc...)

Without the BlackBerry Data Plan, you won't be able to use those features.

clynch 07-19-2009 08:28 AM

So your saying that I would have to upgrade my plan?

penguin3107 07-19-2009 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clynch (Post 1431909)
So your saying that I would have to upgrade my plan?

If you want to use those features on your BlackBerry, yes.

clynch 07-19-2009 08:31 AM

Ok one more question.

If I bought a non blackberry phone with a windows OS, would I have to change the unlimited data plan?

penguin3107 07-19-2009 08:33 AM

I don't know.

clynch 07-19-2009 08:35 AM

Thanks for the help.

If anyone else could answer, it would be greatly appreciated!

ndub33 07-19-2009 08:42 AM

You would need to change your data paln to either something specific to Windows Mobile, or a generic plan, depending on the carrier.

Dubdub 07-19-2009 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by penguin3107 (Post 1431905)
The BlackBerry data plan allows your device to authenticate to the RIM infrastructure, which results in allowing you to use all of the data features that are native to the BlackBerry device. (Email, Web Browsing with BlackBerry Browser, BlackBerry Messenger, PIN, SMS and MMS messaging, etc...)

Without the BlackBerry Data Plan, you won't be able to use those features.

Actually SMS doesn't require a data plan at all. It is carried via the phone system, not data system, soo you need is a voice plan and SMS enabled. However it can get really expensive without an accompanying text plan.

clynch 07-19-2009 08:58 AM

I have unlimited data and text... just not the blackberry plan.

teetee198 11-22-2009 12:13 AM

I have the Blackberry Plan I thought I had unlimited, but I see I don't now.

berryboozer 11-23-2009 04:09 PM

i'm on a one gigabyte plan and barely touch even 50meg in a month. so I have no worries...... yet !


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