I hope I'm not going to get flamed for this
....I'm also a new blackberry user and I've been going through the forums looking for answers to various questions that I've come across. I'm not going to ask the same question that started this thread off, but, with regard to people who have not owned a blackberry before it does seem a little odd that this device can justify it's own niche network plan to allow access to the internet and email when other devices work out of the box without this special care and attention (and cost).
I bought the device for it's inbuilt functionality and obviously not for surfing the web (I much prefer doing that on my pc). So out of curiousity how are these additional data plans justified when people can buy an alternative device and not have to pay the additional cost.
Quick duck, here comes a flame