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Old 01-15-2008, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have an unlocked blackberry, and I will be in the Czech Rep. from Feb - May. I want to get a sim card, obviously, so i get free incoming calls. I have this question...If i get a dataplan over there somehow, can i still use BBMessenger for "free" when talking to people in the US?

also, if anyone is actually from Czech Rep/that area, what's the best plan for someone who just wants text messaging and free incoming calls (and a data plan if the BBMessenger works like that)
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BB messenger uses only data. any unlimited plan will have unlimited BBM, otherwise it takes out of the bucket of data
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BB messenger uses only data. any unlimited plan will have unlimited BBM, otherwise it takes out of the bucket of data
yeah, and since it's internet it uses (right?) it should work just the same contacting someone in another country? no hidden/extra fees?
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The trick is getting a data plan there. Once your are connected to the Internet it doesn't care where the message is going.

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And it doesn't matter if the carrier supports the pearl specifically? Or that the other person is on a different network?

(i know it works just through the internet, but i don't know how tricky or whatever the cell phone companies might be...because they're out to just make money so i don't know if they added a "safeguard" or something to prevent doing this)
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If you can get the data plan (big if) then you'll be able to use BBMessenger.
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If you can get the data plan (big if) then you'll be able to use BBMessenger.
why do you say "big if"?

for pre-paid? or at all?
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Big "if" for prepaids.
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how likely is it that i can get a monthly plan then, if i just need it for january through may?
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Use your BB for data and get an unlock phone for the local prepaid sim.
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Use your BB for data and get an unlock phone for the local prepaid sim.
My BB is unlocked though...how would I just use my BB for data? i'd still need a plan yeah?
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As long as your still living in the U.S. just add a international plan for a few months....it is a blackberry and was made to used as a world devise.Thats what Im doing later this year when I hit up Jamaica and the Bahamas.
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