BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-06-2009, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Switch from Sidekick to Pearl?

Please Login to Remove!

My girlfriend wants a Blackberry Pearl for her birthday, she's on a Tmobile plan with a Sidekick LX at the moment..

I was about to order her a Tmobile Pearl from ebay, but then I happened to read that Blackberry has it's own data plan.

I've been Googling but keep getting mixed answers.. so I found this forum hoping I can get a clear answer lol.

After she takes her SIM out of the Sidekick, puts it into the Blackberry.. will she have to call Tmobile and have anything set up?

Will she need to switch from her Sidekick internet/data/text plan to some sort of Blackberry Plan? If so, does anyone know a difference in price?

Thanks a lot!
Offline  
Old 06-06-2009, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
dankarlinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 1
Carrier: 1
Posts: 3,391
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (My Bold)

She will need to call tmo to switch.

Just as a blackberry runs thru a RIM server, the sidekicks run thru Danger's/Microsofts servers.

This means that the data plans are specific to the device.

You can use a standard data plan on the berry, but you will need to use a seperate browser like bolt to access the web and email
Offline  
Old 06-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry B Boy
 
jeremyckitching's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.415
PIN: 215BE1F8
Carrier: T-Mobile U.S.A.
Posts: 4,243
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry Curve 8900)

Like Dan said just contact T-Mobile and have them switch to a BlackBerry data plan. It sould cost the same as the Sidekick data plan, and that should be the only thing you have to switch. Also check out BlackBerryFAQ.com for tips on buying a BlackBerry off of eBay.
Offline  
Old 06-06-2009, 11:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Would the Blackberry Data Plan include texts as well, or would that be separate? She mentioned her Sidekick plan's features to me and I'm pretty sure unlimited texting was included.

Thanks for the BlackBerryFAQ link btw, I read the ebay tips.. definitely going to ask the seller the questions if we end up getting one.
Offline  
Old 06-07-2009, 02:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
dankarlinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 1
Carrier: 1
Posts: 3,391
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (My Bold)

Text plans are NOT included in any blackberry plans. Those need to be seperatey bought.

I can guarentee you/she will enjoy the berry much more. I came from an LX to a berry and I am more than overjoyed
Offline  
Old 06-07-2009, 10:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: smelLA, caLAMEfornia
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.182
PIN: infarina
Carrier: of alotta bacteria
Posts: 4,932
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Actually for Tmobile, I believe they have a plan for $34.99 that includes BIS and unlimited text. They used to have 400 texts with their $24.99 BIS plan but looks like they took it down.
Offline  
Old 06-07-2009, 11:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
david9962000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Model: 9360
OS: 7.1.0.694
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 1,377
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You will love the Pearl, very professional compared to the Sidekick.
__________________
BlackBerry user since the 7230.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.