Originally Posted by li2327
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I can't imagine having a BB without a data plan. I don't think any work around will give you the full benefit of owning a BB.
It's true that owning a BB without the full BB plan does not allow one to take full advantage of the capabilities of the device. However, for the price tmo is offering the 8100 at (I paid 29.00 or something like that) it's an attractive option for people who want a nice, step-up phone from the standard freebie flip phone.
For what it's worth, I started out with a Samsung forget the model, didn't like it, so I traded it in on an 8100. Best decision I could have possibly made on all fronts - far nicer phone, not even close. But I had the $5.99 plan on the Samsung so I just kept it on the 8100. I can browse to any site I want, but can't use any web-enabled apps like Opera Mini. And it doesn't matter whether I set wap.voicestream.com in the APN setting or not. Either way, I can surf but that's it. That's good enough I guess. But reading this thread, I'm wondering if I even need the data plan I'm paying for. Sounds like setting the APN gets around that? Hmmm.