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Old 08-05-2008, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,

i just purchased a BB 8320 - i can make calls / sms. But cant setup my email.

1.) Is this phone locked?
2.) Do i need to contact my service provider for a blackberry plan if i want to setup email on my BB?

This is just to clarify

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a BB plan to set up your email. The second question is a carrier related question. RIM is experimenting with prepaid/paygo BB plans but for the most part worldwide its yes.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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BB's aren't that much fun without a data plan, I have done both...my Pearl I didn't have data and my Curve I have data...MUCH better with the data plan
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No data plan, just another phone. With data, a BlackBerry!
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Like said up there u do need a data plan to enjoy all the features on it..without itall you can do is make phone calls and text that's abt it
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your blackberry would still be a decent PIM and phone without the Data, however I would highly recommend you have a Data plan. It's just the right thing to do
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Give in to the peer pressure and get the data plan! Lol
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Somehow I don't pay for data ( tmobile ), but I do have access to the net, my gmail, just not BB enabled Email. Maybe it's because I HAD a data plan, and cancelled it...?
Not that I'm complaining :D
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Somehow I don't pay for data ( tmobile ), but I do have access to the net, my gmail, just not BB enabled Email. Maybe it's because I HAD a data plan, and cancelled it...?
Not that I'm complaining :D
i think in a matter of days, your free access to the net, will be over. i believe it just takes a couple of days for the transaction(your cancellation) to fully kick in.
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Thank you for your answers. Reason i posted this was someone had bought a BB from me and was insisting the Phone was locked because he could not set up email. I advised him that he would need a blackberry plan but he didnt think so. I can now send him this link. Thanks guys

PS. I already have a BB plan with my 8320. Just had to clarify this for the buyer.
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If the phone was locked then another carrier's SIM could not be used with the device. Just like any other GSM device out there. I guess you wouldn't be able to set up email but you wouldn't be able to place or receive calls either...
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Blackberry without data plan? Minus well use this phone it will equal the amount of features available to a blackberry with no data plan...

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some providers just offer an 'email' only plan for $15 or so. I prefer the data plan myself as I use ViiGo and Nav4All as well as a few other web apps.

Though just as a phone with a keyboard and calendar, the Blackberry is an awesome all around device.
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Yea T-Mobile has a email option for only 9.99 instead of the 19.99 for the BB data add on but for a extra 10 bucks you might as well get the internet
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A Blackberry without a data plan is like having a PB&J with no Jelly... Koolaid with no sugar... car with no gas... HAM with no BURGER... You get the point...
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you need a bb plan to set up email, but if you did have tmobile, you could get it for free, there is a youtube video if anyone here wants to look it up, i don;t know the link, but it is there.
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A Blackberry without a data plan is like having a PB&J with no Jelly... Koolaid with no sugar... car with no gas... HAM with no BURGER... You get the point...
Or Black... without the berry.

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Yea T-Mobile has a email option for only 9.99 instead of the 19.99 for the BB data add on but for a extra 10 bucks you might as well get the internet
I think T-Mobile has $5.99 plan called T-zone and if I am not wrong then you can try that plan too. I am not so sure about it as one of my friend told me that he is using that plan and its working great on his BB. Just dont tell T-Mobile that you are using BB otherwise they will force to buy special plan. This is what I've heard as I am not using T-Mobile.
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