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Hi all,

I have a question before plunging and getting the Pearl on Cingular. I called three different Cingular reps and was told that this isn't possible on Cingular, but I wanted to check it out here. Is it possible to get the BIS plan and use the data (internet, web) on a regular phone or a Treo? I like the Pearl, and I'd like the option to switch phones sometimes. I'd get the $30 BIS plan. Would I be charged a per kilobit rate for web surfing on a non-blackberry? Or would it be web as usual? I know this is possible on TMobile from the posts here, just curious as to how Cingular registers this. According to their customer service, Cingular would bill me per kilobit usage if I were to use a Blackberry BIS plan on a non-blackberry phone.
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Hi all,

I have a question before plunging and getting the Pearl on Cingular. I called three different Cingular reps and was told that this isn't possible on Cingular, but I wanted to check it out here. Is it possible to get the BIS plan and use the data (internet, web) on a regular phone or a Treo? I like the Pearl, and I'd like the option to switch phones sometimes. I'd get the $30 BIS plan. Would I be charged a per kilobit rate for web surfing on a non-blackberry? Or would it be web as usual? I know this is possible on TMobile from the posts here, just curious as to how Cingular registers this. According to their customer service, Cingular would bill me per kilobit usage if I were to use a Blackberry BIS plan on a non-blackberry phone.
Not possible.

To use data on a non-Blackberry phone you would just use Cingular's Medianet, and can either buy a bundled amount of data service or be charged per KB.

Blackbery's BIS is a completely different service, available only to Blackberry devices.

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