Originally Posted by jsconyers
Welcome to the forums.
You will need a BlackBerry data plan.
What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ
^^^ This FAQ (that I can't even link to o.O) says you can't use the internet at all without a Data plan, however I don't have one and I can browse the web just fine with the Hotspot browser when I'm connected to WiFi.
However, I can't use AIM over WiFi and this really irritates me..