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Old 04-12-2008, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I admit that by BB knowledge is limited. I have an 8130 I use for work and the plan I'm on has unlimited BES data and all the minutes/messaging I can ever use.

My wife is coming due for a new phone and she always thinks my berry is cool and I was thinking of getting her the pink 8130. I'm not sure that she has any need for a bb data plan and the incremental cost is pricey. Further I'm not sure if VZW will sell the device without pairing a data plan to it.

Would BB messenger or PIN messaging work without a bb data plan?

Any thoughts on this?

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BB Messenger and PIN messaging will not work without the data plan.....
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

Most data plan are running around $30 a month. In my opinion, I do not see much use for a bb without a data plan,
BB Messenger, PIN etc all need the plan.

Have your wife also look at the 83xx and 88xx models (if your carrier has it) which use a different type of keyboard before settling for the 8130 which is a great device.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (mindlessly posted)

And VZW won't activate a BB without days plan
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agree with all of the above
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You can get the bb on vrzn with the data plan and then cancell it after a few months. I have only email on my bb... and I would appriciate the phone even without the data package I do have because of the ease of txt messaging vrs. a regular old crappy phone (and I was not about to get a sidekick, those are for tweens!).

So... my advice is heck ya get her one... but if you don't get it with the data plan, don't expect to get the discounts.

I know Tmo for a fact is $50 more without the data package (and you only have to have the data package for 2 months and then you can cancel it, but I'm addicted to email so I am keeping just email).
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You can get the bb on vrzn with the data plan and then cancell it after a few months. I have only email on my bb... and I would appriciate the phone even without the data package I do have because of the ease of txt messaging vrs. a regular old crappy phone (and I was not about to get a sidekick, those are for tweens!).

So... my advice is heck ya get her one... but if you don't get it with the data plan, don't expect to get the discounts.

I know Tmo for a fact is $50 more without the data package (and you only have to have the data package for 2 months and then you can cancel it, but I'm addicted to email so I am keeping just email).
you can not get the BB on VZW with out data plan
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