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Old 11-08-2006, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I've just ordered the Pearl without really looking in to it too deeply because I'm a bit of a gadget freak, and everything I've seen and heard of the BlackBerrys seems very interesting, and seen as the Pearl is now available with some normal consumer functions too, I thought there was no excuse.

I've got my contract with T-Mobile UK on the FlexT 35 plan, and now I'm just wondering about the e-mail functions of the phone. I've read quite a bit of information on here about the various ways of getting e-mails sent though, however the bit that I fail to understand is the associated costs. Will I have to pay extra on top of my monthly tariff for this function which ever way I go about it? I don't mind changing my e-mail address because my current provider is going to change as I'm changing ISP, it's just that I wouldn't be too keen on paying 10 a month or whatever for the privileged of having e-mail sent through to my phone, when it's not necessarily a feature that I'll be using all the time, yet of course one feels that it has to be set up to take full advantage of the phone!

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Old 11-08-2006, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to have a data plan to get email on a blackberry. No data plan no e-mail. I don't know what the FlexT 35 plans comes with - so you should look it up or call. The data service allows you access to RIMs servers which is the only way to get mail on a BB
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Brilliant. Thanks for that. I know it's a stupidly simple thing, but rather the basis that everything else depends on. Now I'll have to see what I can do with regards to my tariff. Thanks a lot, Alex
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just to add, the RIM servers are basically full-internet ISP's. once youre connected to the RIM servers, you are connected to whole internet. RIM also gives you additional features much like AOL does for its customers, but the key is you get the internet as a whole. you can even use your phone to hook up your computer to the internet, a very very cool feature. Tmobile is king of the hill right now imo.
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