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windyctyaudi 02-24-2008 11:16 PM

Is there a point in switching to BB plan from T-Mobile data plan
 
Ok so i know the difference between the genaric data plan and the black berry plan. I have T-mobile and i am using there $20 data plan and everything works fine except the usual like no OTA downloads and the blackberry software'. Here is my Question is there a point in even switching to the blackberry plan thats the same price as the data plan. i really dont plan on using the black berry software. Or should i just quit being a fool and switch to it.

ricpac 02-24-2008 11:20 PM

Get a BlackBerry data plan--you get full 100% BB usage. Plus you get more for the same price.

Sith_Apprentice 02-24-2008 11:20 PM

why do you have a blackberry then? if its the same price what benefit do you have to the generic data plan that you would lose switching to the BB data plan

n4rb 02-24-2008 11:49 PM

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8310/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/164)

Suncom added on the bb plan to mu current plan for 15 bucks (my normal data plan is for unlimited MMS etc.) For the unlimited internet, emails etc. Etc.

Now I just hope all this GPS is included too, otherwise my bill will be outrageous haha

ricpac 02-25-2008 01:53 AM

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Your unlimited BB data plan should also cover your GPS usage.

greggebhardt 02-25-2008 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by windyctyaudi (Post 849006)
Or should i just quit being a fool and switch to it.

Get the Blackberry Data Plan and you can have push email and Internet!

Why would you NOT switch?

Dubdub 02-25-2008 07:05 AM

GPS is free as long as your device is GPS enabled, but you need the BB dataplan to use the map applications which take the GPS and map data and turn them into useful (visual) information.

dhollins 02-25-2008 08:20 AM

I don't understand what kind of plan you have. Is it the Blackberry Unlimited add on plan for $19.99? I am with Tmobile as well and have this plan. I can do OTA downloads just fine. I'm not aware of some generic data plan for 20.00.

takeshi 02-25-2008 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricpac (Post 849125)
Your unlimited BB data plan should also cover your GPS usage.

GPS usage has nothing to do with a BB data plan. GPS obtains your positioning data from GPS satellites -- not via your data plan. Your GPS app is an entirely separate item from your BB data plan. The BB data plan is only needed to provide access to download maps.

Dubdub 02-25-2008 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by takeshi (Post 849702)
GPS usage has nothing to do with a BB data plan. GPS obtains your positioning data from GPS satellites -- not via your data plan. Your GPS app is an entirely separate item from your BB data plan. The BB data plan is only needed to provide access to download maps.

You are partially correct. Yes, GPS data has nothing to do with which dataplan you have. However, you must have a BB dataplan for the map applications. The GPS app gives you latitude and longitude data. The map app takes that data with the map data, gives you useful, visual information. Unless of course, you can navigate by lat/long data only.

takeshi 02-26-2008 12:33 AM

Um. That's what I said. ;) You need a BB data plan to download maps.

ricpac 02-26-2008 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by takeshi (Post 849702)
GPS usage has nothing to do with a BB data plan. GPS obtains your positioning data from GPS satellites -- not via your data plan. Your GPS app is an entirely separate item from your BB data plan. The BB data plan is only needed to provide access to download maps.

I think I used the wrong words, I'm sorry Master; what I meant was you need to have a BB data plan for you to appreciate GPS on your BB--so the BB data plan should cover or take care of your GPS (+ maps) usage.
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