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Old 08-22-2008, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about purchasing the T-Mobile family unlimited plan with two blackberrys. I read that the e-mail only add on allows you to use blackberry messenger. So I was wondering if it were true?

And should I just add the e-mail on to the plan and not the unlimited blackberry add-on?

I just need the BBMessenger.
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If you don't get answer you might want to try the forums at crackberry. There they have specific carrier section for TMobile and others as well.
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The BB messenger does work with just the Email add on..... But i would recomend you get the Unlimited Blackberry add-on....
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Why would you recommend it?
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Well if your not interested in using the Browser and any other nice apps then you dont need the Data plan.

I would also recommend getting some kind of data plan, whether its a generic plan to use some of the cool 3rd party apps, or the BB unlimited data to get full use of your device.

A Blackberry is not a Blackberry without one IMO.
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Like xjrodzx said... to get full use of your device...
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If all you want is the BB messenger, why not get a cheaper phone and use unlimited SMS ($5/phone)? Ultimately the BB Messenger can only converse with other BB users. SMS is (mostly) universal. The whole point of a BB (aside from maybe being a 'status symbol') is its data capabilities. I have mine so that I do NOT have to get (pricey) the unlimited family plan (I use most of the minutes). By using the BB's data plan (+$10/phone) and UMA (VoIP for +$10/phone more) I do not incur minute usage on my bill when I am within wireless access point reach (like at home and work). Secondly, the email only add-on is not all that much cheaper than the data add-on.

I also have mine because of it's usefulness WITHOUT having to fire up a computer or laptop. I can store and view data I need to give out to callers (I help run a youth baseball league) without waiting 5 minutes for my laptop to fireup and can do so conveniently (no carrying around a heavy extra bag to games). Otherwise my Samsung t629 (slider) was handy enough for SMS and phone calls (and even basic browsing with t-zones (+$10/phone)).

It is your money (and contract extension), but if you are going to get a nice phone I would think it would be for the features that make that phone unique and valuable.
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It is your money (and contract extension), but if you are going to get a nice phone I would think it would be for the features that make that phone unique and valuable.

I agree....

That being said. Good luck
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