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Old 01-26-2010, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, im a new user of the blackberry and im coming from the samsung impression of at&t. while using the impression i was on the unlimited texting plan along with the unlimited data plan. Im wondering if i would need to change to a Blackberry data plan or the unlimited data plan is fine. Right now, the regular data plan seems to work fine except for the mail setup wizard function. i understand that i wont be able to use it because i would need the blackberry data plan.

but as for now, everything seems fine. but does anybody know if i'll be charged if i continue to use the applications such as facebook or the medianet?

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and oh btw, my connection is shown as 'edge' instead of 'EDGE'.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Facebook app will/should not work unless you are on a blackberry plan. You won't be charged extra for things like that.. If it needs a blackberry plan, it just won't work
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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at&t will eventually see you have a blackberry and automatically add it to your account.
Switch to it anyway.
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The lowercase edge (versus EDGE) means that you are not connected to the BlackBerry infrastructure. If you already have a data plan, why wouldn't you just go ahead and switch it to the proper BlackBerry plan? Doing so would eliminate most of the problems you are going to run into.
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From our FAQ:

How to use BlackBerry on Generic Data Plan - BlackBerryFAQ

What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ
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Look at the difference in price between the BBM and the Generic plan.

Then look at the differences in functionality. Trust me, the additional cost really is worth it.

I think you can get away with trying the Generic plan as a trial. If it works, then keep it until ATT decides they know better

Else, you can upgrade to a BB plan if you are not satisfied with what you get with the Generic plan.
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