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I tried searching both the web and a couple of message boards specifically, but haven't been able to find a clear answer...if there is one I just haven't found, please let me know where I might find it!
Long story short: my girlfriend and i both go through Telus for our phones, and want to switch to a couples plan to save some money. Looking at the options, I found that I could upgrade to a BB Pearl 8130 (currently on a simple LG mobile), which would be helpful to me for the organizing applications. Telus requires that you sign up for a data plan, of course, and I can get a 'bare bones' plan for $15 that will save me as much compared to my current cell phone bill. Adding a plan with internet access wouldn't save me anything, and defeats our purpose.
So. That plan includes email and IM, but no internet access. (More specifically, you can access the 'net at $8/MB, but it's not included in the plan and would rack up pretty quickly).
I have no need for web browsing, and although apps like Google Maps and a weather thing would be helpful, I can do without. But what about other 3rd party apps (like JabpLite, which is budgeting software, or apps that allow you to edit MS Office files) that don't really need to access the internet?
I asked a Telus rep, and he was adamant that *all* applications access the internet, and I'd be charged for them per use. Something similar is also stated on their website. But I find it a bit odd that an app that basically amounts to an Excell spreadsheet needs internet access to work...am I missing something?
Thanks for the help!