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Old 08-14-2007, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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if i have the $20 blackberry internet plan on TMO and the unlimited texting plan, am i paying for something i do not need? in other words, could i get rid of the texting plan if i have a bb?
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no if you use sms then you need the sms bundle... not sure if the sms is included or not
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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NOT a stupid question.

SMS texting is NOT included in the Unlimited Data Plan. You are smart to have both plans if you text a lot. You might move from texting to IM chat with a program like JiveTalk that does use data rather than SMS text.
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That isn't entirely accurate....it depends on the plan. I have the Blackberry minutes and mail plan which includes the $20 unlimited data and unlimited texting. If you have that plan and also have the unlimited sms addon, you are double paying for service. If you have a regular phone plan and added the unlimited data, you will also need to purchase the unlimited sms....hope that helped.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The OP, MrFizzed, stated exactly what plan he has:
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if i have the $20 blackberry internet plan on TMO and the unlimited texting plan
... so I don't know what is incorrect. With the plan he stated he has, ($20 blackberry internet plan) he will not have unlimited SMS included.

Your minutes and mail plan is a good one, but it is certainly not $20, so he would not have been thinking about it.

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Old 08-14-2007, 09:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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SMS/MMS texts aren't covered by the BB data plan. However PIN messages are, and thus free.
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That isn't entirely accurate....it depends on the plan. I have the Blackberry minutes and mail plan which includes the $20 unlimited data and unlimited texting. If you have that plan and also have the unlimited sms addon, you are double paying for service. If you have a regular phone plan and added the unlimited data, you will also need to purchase the unlimited sms....hope that helped.
If you have Minutes & Mail Plan, unlimited text msg. plan cannot go on it as an additional feature because it is already included in it. I work for Tmobile so that's why I know. The system won't allow us to add that on to the plan.
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I am using 29.99 plan from Tmo and that is unlimited sms, and bb and internet.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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29.99 for BB? there is no such feature. You might be talking about total internet, but that's not BB. And there is NO bb feature that provides unlimited sms for tmo. There just isn't. If you have something, it may be grandfathered, and no longer available, else it was a special promotion.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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With unlimited sms? I thought that's what we were discussing... There is no such feature. There is no 29.99 for BB with unlimited SMS. that was my statement lol
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I stand by it - there is no such 29.99 feature. Almost only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades

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Anyways, to get back to the original objective of this thread...

mrfizzed,
If you have a typical VOICE plan (Get More or MyFaves),
the $19.99 BlackBerry data addon you have is ON TOP of your VOICE plan.
This $19.99 add-on ONLY provides unlimited EMAIL as well as INTERNET/DATA.

It does NOT include any SMS or MMS.
Meaning, without one of the text messaging bundles offered, you will be paying out of pocket for each of your text messages and picture messages.
So, if you text a lot... I highly suggest you snag the appropriate package for your level of use.

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The $29.98 BB addon is essentially the same thing as the $19.99 plan, with the exception that it is only for Enterprise Server (BES) users.
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The plan that wingrider78 is on is an all around package for the single user who wants to jump right on a BlackBerry.
It is a standalone rate plan that is inclusive of air time, data/email, as well as text messaging. (There are different levels of this package as well, to target different peoples use. The basic BB Minutes/Data plan only has 300 SMS included.)

Just wanted to clarify
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Now say that all backwards!
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So... since the OP stated he had the "$20 blackberry internet plan" AND the "unlimited texting plan", he won't be paying a cent additional. I think that was initially answered in post #3.
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