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Old 04-14-2007, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, me again...

I currently have the unlimited blackberry package from t-mobile, along with this I have the unlimited messaging for families... those two alone are 40 bucks (20 each), basically, if I keep my data package for browsing and email I'll have to pay about 80 bucks a month. Thats a little nutty.

My question is this... what do you guys use your browsing for? Like are there really a bunch of sites you frequently visit on your BB? Which sites? What makes you keep your data package? I dont really email and I know alot of people do, but I can just text message until I get home to email. What would you miss most if your internet was taken away (aside from this awesome site)?

And finally, is it true that I would lose the ability to send MMS messages if I drop my data package?

Come on people, give me a reason to keep my Data Package!!!
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Um, well, for starters, you would lose your e-mailing capabilities.
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E-Mail, Pin to Pin Messaging, including BlackBerry Messenger, MMS and the BlackBerry Browser.

I use the browser frequently for WAP sites like ESPN, airlines (I travel a lot) and some news and business sites.
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What will I lose by dropping Data Package?

The whole reason for having a Blackberry in the first place........
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What will I lose by dropping Data Package?

The whole reason for having a Blackberry in the first place........
For most, yes.
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What will I lose by dropping Data Package?

The whole reason for having a Blackberry in the first place........
Please do not start this crap here. Just because someone doesn't want a data plan doesn't mean their phone is useless or that it was useless to purchase the BB in the first place.

OP - You would lose your e-mail, BB messenger, MMS, and your internet connection. I completely understand why you might want to get rid of the data plan. Don't let others put you down.
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I didn't see a personal put down. AEluron expressed an opinion - shared by many, many others, that a Blackberry without a data plan is not a great idea. You lose a lot of core functionality. I understand that some people may be OK with that, but there was no put down here.
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I dont know, the way it was said sounded like if I drop data, I should drop the BB, but whatever, I understand what he's sayin, no matter... anyway

I cant live without MMS messaging and Internet is a nice feature to have, I just got my BB about 2 days ago and havent found many sites that I would frequently visit other than here, but I'm gonna keep the plan for now, hopefully I find a few good, useful sites to add to my bookmark collection. Sooooo, should I continue here or start another thread.... "Whats in your Bookmarks?" I would love to see where everyone's going for their web content and entertainment, it really sucks not being able to stream video's. But yeah, if anyone has any good links to share, I'm open.

I just downloaded the video converter and am currently converting a movie to test on my BB, lets see how it goes lol.
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Brooklyn - a serious question - what would you do with the BB without wireless e-mail, MMS and the BlackBerry Browser? It is a decent PIM, but the real strengths are the wireless e-mail....

You do what you want (and I am one who believes that a BB without a data plan is leaving you with an "OK" phone with limited capabilities)...
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Brooklyn - a serious question - what would you do with the BB without wireless e-mail, MMS and the BlackBerry Browser? It is a decent PIM, but the real strengths are the wireless e-mail....

You do what you want (and I am one who believes that a BB without a data plan is leaving you with an "OK" phone with limited capabilities)...
Agree.

Brooklyn-
You have only had and used your data plan for 2 days. Give it more time as you will come across more sites, purposes for your BB utilizing the data capabilities. There are already many threads that have addressed popular bookmarks and/or sites to visit. Here is great thread to get you started:

Your Favorite Mobile Sites - BBForums.com
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You might as well get a plain 'ol phone.
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Lol its going back to becoming a debate. I like the phone. That's it. Thanks for the link to the guy who posted it and I will take your advice. But people, come on, if I decide to drop data don't abuse me for it! Lol. I didn't buy the phone strictly for the internet, I like everything about the BB! No offense but I didn't ask if I should change phones, I just asked what I would lose and what sites you guys go to. Once again, thanks for the link, I'll check it out now.
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Brooklyn - a serious question - what would you do with the BB without wireless e-mail, MMS and the BlackBerry Browser? It is a decent PIM, but the real strengths are the wireless e-mail....

You do what you want (and I am one who believes that a BB without a data plan is leaving you with an "OK" phone with limited capabilities)...

I second what NJBlackberry stated
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I definitely wasn't looking to "start this crap here". The OP asked a question and, for the most part, my answer is viable. The Pearl is a decent phone, not fantastic, not the best, and there are a great many better "phone only" devices out there.

The Pearl's best attributes are the fact that it can be used with a data plan.

No crap, just opinion somewhat based on fact. Cool your jets.
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I definitely wasn't looking to "start this crap here". The OP asked a question and, for the most part, my answer is viable. The Pearl is a decent phone, not fantastic, not the best, and there are a great many better "phone only" devices out there.

The Pearl's best attributes are the fact that it can be used with a data plan.

No crap, just opinion somewhat based on fact. Cool your jets.
You basically told him that he should get a different phone if he drops the data plan. Am I correct? He did not ask for anyone's opinion on anything, he asked for straight facts and thats all that needs to be posted. Not the same old "It's worthless to have a BB without a data plan" crap. If he didn't want a BB, I'm sure he'd get rid of it.

I'm not going to play in these childish arguments even though it appears you've been trying to start a debate since your first post in this thread.
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I'm not going to play in these childish arguments even though it appears you've been trying to start a debate since your first post in this thread.
Yet you are posting in all of them.
Both of you stop it NOW.
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