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Old 04-17-2010, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking of purchasing the Curve 8520. My provider is T Mobile. A couple of questions:

1) Do I have to have a data plan in order to use the phone? Would I have to have a data plan to activate the phone and then cancel it? I'm not interested in internet/e-mail except for WiFi.

which leads to my next question

2) Can I use Wifi with the phone if I don't have a Blackberry data plan?

3) Is the web browser a real web browser (like you would see on the iPhone which looks just like the normal web browser).

I appreciate your help on this.
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You will need a BlackBerry specific data plan or the BlackBerry App World and most apps will not work, even with wifi. I hear they enforce you to keep the data plan as long as your using the device as well. (In Canada you're required to take it but can cancel it for a fee, in the US it must stay on the account)

I'm inclined to say that a BlackBerry may not be the right device for you. I have a data plan and I love it, I would hate to have to wait until I'm within a wifi area just to check my email, etc.
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Thanks for the reply. I would also appreciate if anyone could still weigh in on this if they know anything different.

Also, would the phone work for phone calls without a data plan, or does nothing work without a data plan? I would prefer to get a Blackberry because I like the keyboard for typing notes, but I have to know it will work for at the very least phone calls, but preferably Wifi as well.
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You'll be able to make calls.

As for using data on Wifi, you won't be able to use the built in browser without BIS.

Refer to this http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.p...ta_Plan_for%3F for further info.
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