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Old 03-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
If this is a completely amateur-type question, then sorry for wasting your time with such an obvious answer
I'm planning to buy a Curve 8520 with a contract that includes the following:

Price plan Pay monthly £15 (24 months) Cost £15.00
Free extras Inclusive Flexible Unlimited Text Booster
More extras BlackBerry Email Booster

I've heard loads of people say that Blackberry Messenger and applications like Twitter/Facebook aren't working on their Blackberry because they don't have a data plan (or push email).
I'm pretty sure that the BlackBerry Email Booster is the push email (correct me if I'm wrong!), but I'm not sure whether there's a data plan or not. I don't want to end up with loads of utilities that won't function!
If it helps, this is with T-Mobile UK
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Yes, you NEED the Blackberry email booster to get internet to WORK on a blackberry.
You then need an Internet booster / unlimited internet included in the plan.
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Yes, you NEED the Blackberry email booster to get internet to WORK on a blackberry.
You then need an Internet booster / unlimited internet included in the plan.
Okay thanks, so everything will work fine? I can get the Unlimited Internet, simple - would like to know why itxxx8217;s necessary though. Thanks!
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Okay thanks, so everything will work fine? I can get the Unlimited Internet, simple - would like to know why itís necessary though. Thanks!
Data has to go thru rim for it to work. PIN etc goes thru rim, the browser too. Without it any RIM services would fail
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Because T-mobile UK are basically idiots.
They decided to split up their handling of data.
So unlike O2, orange etc, who offer a bolt-on/booster/plan that is "for blackberry and includes everything"; t-mobile UK decided, You pay £5 for Blackberry booster which is REQUIRED; but we'll hide the fact you'll need our web n' walk/internet to actually go on the internet.

Blackberry booster does 2 things: 1) makes internet work on a BB, an 2) has a 50MB fair use policy that pertains ONLY to data for recieivng EMAIL.
The unlimited internet/web n walk does 1 thing: Give you 1GB of fair use data to use on browing the web, and data for apps (FB, google maps, etc).

Without the booster internet won't work; and without internet only email will work.
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Because T-mobile UK are basically idiots.
They decided to split up their handling of data.
So unlike O2, orange etc, who offer a bolt-on/booster/plan that is "for blackberry and includes everything"; t-mobile UK decided, You pay £5 for Blackberry booster which is REQUIRED; but we'll hide the fact you'll need our web n' walk/internet to actually go on the internet.

Blackberry booster does 2 things: 1) makes internet work on a BB, an 2) has a 50MB fair use policy that pertains ONLY to data for recieivng EMAIL.
The unlimited internet/web n walk does 1 thing: Give you 1GB of fair use data to use on browing the web, and data for apps (FB, google maps, etc).

Without the booster internet won't work; and without internet only email will work.
Thanks so much! You've really helped - if you didn't tell me that I needed the Unlimited Internet, I would've stuck with Unlimited Texts.
Thanks again :)
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No probs.
Hope it works out for you.
I had to call them up on the first day (3 different people before getting it sorted) because they hadn't activated the BB booster correctly.
Let us know if you have problems.
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