I bought the SIM card today. It was $10 (incl. $10 of airtime) and I activated it in about 5 minutes via the automated system. I could send and receive texts and phone calls; call quality is good. Voicemail was easy to set up as well. I really like the little box that pops up after each call/text showing how much airtime was used and how much is left.
Originally Posted by calkenneth
I don't think you can use it for anything but a phone and SMS if you don't have the Blackberry connected to a BIS provider. I let my friend borrow an unlocked Blackberry and she can't even use WAP on it.
You are correct. Though the service runs on the AT&T network, WAP functions like Medianet, etc. won't work. Also, there is no support for MMS. Not a problem for me at all.
I've always viewed my Bold as more PDA than phone, so for now this service is fine for the amount of talking/texting I do. I'll just keep using third-party apps over WiFi for e-mail and other web stuff until Locus (or somebody) comes out with an equally cheap and flexible data plan.