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Old 02-28-2008, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else have the Pearl on the SERO plan? If so, do you have to pay the extra BB plan charge to get ANY e mail access? If I want to forward gmail, yahoo, AOL etc, can I do so without the BB plan?

Same goes for web browsing.

I cannot get a straight answer from Sprint so I thought maybe someone here would know....Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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To get email you must have a BB Data Plan.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Following up on troy's response, you must have the blackberry data plan to get the native blackberry functions. Without it you will not get email pushed to the handheld. But if you have data service of some level that permits you to use opera mini, then you may be able to access email via wap access (for example yahoo). Hope that helps. Good luck!

EDIT: There may also bee abilities with google apps that I'm not up to speed on.
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Yes sorry like aiharkness stated you can use opera mini and then access via WebMail. I dislike that solution but it could save you money.
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So to do the same basic functions as the Sprint Mogul (web browse, e mail which updated every 10 minutes) I need a BB plan?

Also, I dont even see an option to set up non Enterprise e mail accounts. Unless "enterprise" means any e mail so long as I use BB?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to play with this toy and I mastered Palm, Windows and the Iphone but so I want to get this to work as well.
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Also, this is one of the options SPRINT offers. Anyone have experience with this? Its $30 additional. The full BB Plan is only $10 more. Thoughts?


Sprint® Power VisionSM BlackBerry® Pack
This pack is perfect for those who want to get their personal email on a BlackBerry without needing to access a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Pack includes:

* BlackBerry Internet Service - Set up to 10 ISP (imap/pop3) email accounts.
* Sprint® Navigation - Get UNLIMITED directions, see and hear your progress on a moving map.
* Unlimited web browsing/search.
* On Demand - News, sports, weather and more.
* Unlimited text messages.
* Unlimited data access.
* Also, available exclusively on the 8130 by BlackBerry:
o Sprint TV - Watch CNN, FOX Sports, Disney Channel, The Weather Channel, E!, NFL Network and Sprint Exclusive Entertainment.
o 99˘ Wireless Music Downloads - Wirelessly download your favorite songs from the Sprint Music StoreSM for only 99˘.
* Phone as modem is available for $15.00. Please contact customer care to add this to your account.
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So to do the same basic functions as the Sprint Mogul (web browse, e mail which updated every 10 minutes) I need a BB plan?
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Also, I dont even see an option to set up non Enterprise e mail accounts. Unless "enterprise" means any e mail so long as I use BB?
Enterprise (BES) is Corporate email, Plain BlackBerry Data plan is (BIS)
Yu should get a setup icon when you get a BlackBerry Data Plan
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Yes, you have to get the BB plan to receive email. I have the Sprint Sero Voice Only plan which is $30 and also have the Sprint Blackberry Power Vision pack for an additional $30.

I believe you cannot have the regular Sero plan with a blackberry plan. It has to be a SERO VOICE ONLY plan.
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Also, this is one of the options SPRINT offers. Anyone have experience with this? Its $30 additional. The full BB Plan is only $10 more. Thoughts?

Sprint® Power VisionSM BlackBerry® Pack
This pack is perfect for those who want to get their personal email on a BlackBerry without needing to access a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Pack includes:

* BlackBerry Internet Service - Set up to 10 ISP (imap/pop3) email accounts.
* Sprint® Navigation - Get UNLIMITED directions, see and hear your progress on a moving map.
* Unlimited web browsing/search.
* On Demand - News, sports, weather and more.
* Unlimited text messages.
* Unlimited data access.
* Also, available exclusively on the 8130 by BlackBerry:
o Sprint TV - Watch CNN, FOX Sports, Disney Channel, The Weather Channel, E!, NFL Network and Sprint Exclusive Entertainment.
o 99˘ Wireless Music Downloads - Wirelessly download your favorite songs from the Sprint Music StoreSM for only 99˘.
* Phone as modem is available for $15.00.
Yes... Sprint introduced this plan with the 8130 Pearl. If you don't need BES (connection to your corporate MSFT Exchange Email Server) this is definitely the way to go. Both text messages and Sprint Navigation (TeleNav) are FREE with this $30 plan... as well as the standard up to 10 POP3 email accounts.

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Thanks all. I opted for the full BB plan, $39.99. Toying with it now. Seems to be good but that extra $$ might be a deal breaker.

Has anyone been able to tether this model via Sprint?
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You can not tether your BB to a PC with this plan.


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Also, this is one of the options SPRINT offers. Anyone have experience with this? Its $30 additional. The full BB Plan is only $10 more. Thoughts?


Sprint® Power VisionSM BlackBerry® Pack
This pack is perfect for those who want to get their personal email on a BlackBerry without needing to access a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Pack includes:

* BlackBerry Internet Service - Set up to 10 ISP (imap/pop3) email accounts.
* Sprint® Navigation - Get UNLIMITED directions, see and hear your progress on a moving map.
* Unlimited web browsing/search.
* On Demand - News, sports, weather and more.
* Unlimited text messages.
* Unlimited data access.
* Also, available exclusively on the 8130 by BlackBerry:
o Sprint TV - Watch CNN, FOX Sports, Disney Channel, The Weather Channel, E!, NFL Network and Sprint Exclusive Entertainment.
o 99˘ Wireless Music Downloads - Wirelessly download your favorite songs from the Sprint Music StoreSM for only 99˘.
* Phone as modem is available for $15.00. Please contact customer care to add this to your account.
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I'm with Sprint and tether my 8130 all the time. Speed is fast and I don't even have to take my BB out of it's holster. (bluetooth)


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Thanks all. I opted for the full BB plan, $39.99. Toying with it now. Seems to be good but that extra $$ might be a deal breaker.

Has anyone been able to tether this model via Sprint?
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