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Old 07-28-2007, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was reading through another post, and several users mentioned a Blackberry data plan...is that something that would be in addition to my unlimited data plan I have with AT&T?

Is it necessary to have both? And is there an advantage to the Blackberry plan over the ones sold with the carriers?
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A BlackBerry data plan is a necessity in order to use data, including email on a BlackBerry device. Other data plans will not work as they do not allow access to the BlackBerry APN. I believe any other data plan will be canceled once a BlackBerry plan is activated.
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Was reading through another post, and several users mentioned a Blackberry data plan...is that something that would be in addition to my unlimited data plan I have with AT&T?

Is it necessary to have both? And is there an advantage to the Blackberry plan over the ones sold with the carriers?
I'm going to infer some things, so tell me if I'm wrong.

It sounds like you're a first-time BB user, which means you probably have a voice plan and a MEdia Net/Media Max/etc plan, maybe from your old phone. Or, you have a PDA data plan.

Basically, with at&t, the BlackBerry plans are different data plans.

With a BlackBerry, you'd want to have a voice plan and a BlackBerry data plan instead of your other MEdia Net package.

For example, I have the $39.99 voice plan, which gives me 450 minutes, 5000 nights and weekends, and unlimited mobile to mobile.

I also have the $39.99 "Blackberry Personal Max" which gives me unlimited data for web browsing and e-mail, plus 1500 SMS/MMS messages. To add to the confusion, you may see that plan advertised as being $44.99, but you get a $5 discount if you have a voice plan.

That's the type of thing you want to look at. If you call customer care, they may have trouble figuring out what you're talking about, some of the basic reps just aren't familiar with BlackBerry.

Hopefully that answers your question!
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Nope sounds like we got the same plan, just hadn't heard it or didn't know it was referred to as the BB plan. From some of the other posts, I thought others might have been purchasing an additional one from RIM themselves or something like that. And yes, I'm very new, but trying to learn quickly.

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Well there is a blackberry data plan and there is a data plan for just regular phones for the blackberrys usally the blackberry data plan is all it need becaus it would make no sence to have two data plans if you are only going to use the blackberry just becareful if u take your sim card and drop it in a nokia pda and start working off that at&t will find out and start charging u for data I have seen it happen with some people. Because the blackberry plan is only suppose to work on blackberrys but it also works on unlocked phones .
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could you use myspace on the $20 plan?
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