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Old 12-04-2006, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I bought my Pearl on Friday, in order to get the full upgrade discount I had to get a data plan too. I told him to give me the cheapest one, and he said that was the Blackberry $29.99 one. I was so excited about the phone that I didn't even ask what was included in that (I know, stupid). So I called the 800 # today and they lady told me it's unlimited email, internet use, texting etc. I said that can't be, the unlimited one is like $70! She said, well that is what it says right here. So I called the actual store I bought it from and asked what was included in the plan and they said it includes 10MB of data usage. When I look online at my account it says:

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BBRYBISUNL $29.99

So what do I really have? It can't be unlimited for that cheap. The understanding I got from the website is that it looks like that only covers unlimited email. I AM SO CONFUSED!!! I am being told 3 different things (not that I am shocked). Anyone here know what I have??
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you get unlimited internet and email.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That has to be correct. There's no way Cingular would be able to survive against T-Mo if their Unlimited Data Plan is $70 and T-mo's is $29.99.
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yes but not texting! and no BES support (but you dont need that i'd guess)
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That has to be correct. There's no way Cingular would be able to survive against T-Mo if their Unlimited Data Plan is $70 and T-mo's is $29.99.
Oh yeah that makes sense. Then I must just be understanding these plans wrong. So for my plan I get unlimited email and unlimited internet use?? I wonder why the 800# said unlimited and the store said 10MB of data? Ugh! I just don't want to screw around and end up with a huge bill!
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I don't even see the $29.99 BB plan as an option on the website! The only one that is $29.99 is a regular data plan, and that is 10MB which explains what the lady in the store thought. She didn't understand that I was talking about the BB plans.
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You will get unlimited data, email, internet, if you have the Unlimited Plan.

text is not included. Follow the above and you should not have a big bill.

Just confirm with carrier that you do have the unlimited plan
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On Cingular's web site they show 2 plans for the regular user (not Corporate). They have 'BlackBerry Personal' which says to be $34.99 with unlimited data. Then they have 'BlackBerry Tethered' which is $79.99 with unlimtied data. It doesn't say exactly what type of data you get (sms, mms, email, internet, etc..). Also, if the tethered plan is for accessiing the internet from your laptop with the BB tethered, then they are stupid because T-Mo lets you do that for no additional charge.
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On Cingular's web site they show 2 plans for the regular user (not Corporate). They have 'BlackBerry Personal' which says to be $34.99 with unlimited data. Then they have 'BlackBerry Tethered' which is $79.99 with unlimtied data. It doesn't say exactly what type of data you get (sms, mms, email, internet, etc..). Also, if the tethered plan is for accessiing the internet from your laptop with the BB tethered, then they are stupid because T-Mo lets you do that for no additional charge.
OK so basically...still don't have an answer LOL!!! This is too funny. So supposedly the plan I have isn't even an option on the website, but when I view my plan online it says (Added Features: BBRYBISUNL $29.99). The 800# did say it was unlimited.....I just find it odd that I can't find that option on the website. Kinda scary.
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OK so basically...still don't have an answer LOL!!! This is too funny. So supposedly the plan I have isn't even an option on the website, but when I view my plan online it says (Added Features: BBRYBISUNL $29.99). The 800# did say it was unlimited.....I just find it odd that I can't find that option on the website. Kinda scary.
The plan you have is BlackBerry Personal. It's $34.99 without a voice plan and $29.99 with.
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The store was probably talking about the $29.99 Data Connect plan. That is limited to 10MB. The plan you have is the $34.99 BlackBerry Personal Plan which is unlimited. The plan is discounted $5/month with qualifying voice plans.
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OK so basically...still don't have an answer LOL!!! This is too funny. So supposedly the plan I have isn't even an option on the website, but when I view my plan online it says (Added Features: BBRYBISUNL $29.99). The 800# did say it was unlimited.....I just find it odd that I can't find that option on the website. Kinda scary.
when I first went with Cingular, several months ago, they automatically put the more expensive BB plan on my 8700c. I called and told them it should be the $29 BIS unlimited and they told me there was NO SUCH PLAN!

I have to find this plan and the code BBRYBISUNL to give to them before they found it and put it on my account. It was crazy but the difference was $49 or $29 I think and the $29 plan is all I will ever need.
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Okay! Thanks for the clarification! Whew! So email, and browing the internet are included....text messages are seperate...right?
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Okay! Thanks for the clarification! Whew! So email, and browing the internet are included....text messages are seperate...right?
Right. You can get BlackBerry Max for $39.99, which is the same as your plan, but includes 1000 messages (SMS or MMS). Your other choice is to keep the BlackBerry Personal plan and add Text Messaging Starter, which includes 200 messages (SMS or MMS) for $4.99.
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Yes, text messages are separate. You either need a messaging or a MediaNet plan to cover those.
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OK great. Thank you SOOOO much guys. That was a big help!
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OK great. Thank you SOOOO much guys. That was a big help!
So how are you liking your Pearl?
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Megkins,

Just to cover your own a$$, i would print out what you see on your OLAM and keep it for your record... just in case.

I currently use Blackberry Unlimited ($49.95 - $5.00 - $50%) + 200 txt message for my BB.

You have a blackberry personal unlimited so you should be okay.
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T-mobile is not 29.99 it 19.99 for unlimited blackberry use. Cingular is 49.99. That's why I went with t-mobile. Unless cingular just changed in the last two months. I don't understand how cingular keeps any blackberry users at that price. Not when you can get the same thing for 30.00 cheaper a month.
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$29.99 for Personal BB Data (E-mail and unlimited internet only-no text included) + Family voice plan that share.
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