if I cannot get blackberry data service where I live (because it is not offered), and only use regular gprs data services.... someone wrote in another thread when I asked earlier that Push Email would not work.
I thought that meant that Email would not work.
But now I want to ask... what does that mean exactly?
without blacberry data service but with regular gprs data service, can I...
1. manually download new emails?
2. set up some interval (# of mins) to check for email and have it download automatically? I don't really care if I get an email 5 or 10 mins late. Better than nothing.
The BlackBerry data plan is needed in order to get any type of e-mail "sent" to the BlackBerry. There is not a way to set an interval.
If you are able to browse the web in some way you could visit the web site of your e-mail provider and check the e-mail. But without a plan it won't be sent automatically to the device. That is just how it works.
ah, I see... thanks... can't even do a manual check of email except through web browser. I am just confused because I thought there were blackberries for "world travel" also... perhaps not the pearl... but I thought I saw some phones billed like that. But how do they get email when they go to a country that does not have a blackberry provider?
Or does "world" travel just mean US, Canada, Western Europe and perhaps a few other countries?
about Rogers... I am out of country so no Rogers here (or other Blackberry providers). Still Blackberry Pearl is such a great device for SMS and for typing in general (so good at typing and quick navigation that I actually use the Calendar features! Owned a palm once... back when they were popular and never actually used the damn thing)
Blackberry Pearl has serious problems with multimedia support (I mean it does not organize the mp3s in any way)... but still I cannot think of a better phone. So hopefully in a few years they'll come out with a media player that organizes the songs (artist, album, etc.)... and finally I will have found a perfect phone.
Yes, there is the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition phone. They tout it as such because the carriers that use that phone use the CDMA technology, which is not global like GSM. So these phones allow them to use the GSM technology so they work in other countries. However, for the countries where these phones are used they still need to have some sort of data plan in order to get e-mail.