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Old 06-12-2005, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I'm running a bb of my telus mobility and in order to use a bb, you must have a data plan. Whereaes for Rogers you don't need a data plan to run the bb, you can use it for phone. I asked the telus rep why and she said it's because you can use functions such as web browsing and even email without being on a data plan because the bb allows that. So people were abusing that and being able to use email and wap browsing without being on a plan.

Can anyone explain how this is true or possible?
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do a search on this - its true
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mark.hogan - although I am normally the one who suggests doing searches, can you provide any links that explain how to do this (get e-mail without paying for a BlackBerry Data Plan)?
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I'm interested in that as well
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Really? Do tell, nothing I'm aware of...
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I shoulda been more descriptive. To the best of my understanding there is no way to get service without the plan anymore. I think there was limited use of the data service but no push email, but the carriers fixed this. Now I think its only a phone without the bb service.
I'm not a bb pro, I think this is right though...if not I'll stand corrected.

Sorry to cheat ya outa the search thing...my bad
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So "its true" meant not really (sorry for being abrupt - I am curious)?

slickca21 - without a BlackBerry Data Plan, your BB can not get onto the Internet. Voice & SMS, yes. Data (web browsing and e-mail) no.
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So "its true" meant not really (sorry for being abrupt - I am curious)?

slickca21 - without a BlackBerry Data Plan, your BB can not get onto the Internet. Voice & SMS, yes. Data (web browsing and e-mail) no.
Yup sure did - I'm also guilty of poor forum etiquite tonight - or - a real half ^ssed reply :()
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Thanks Guys, I couldn't quite figure out how you could get push email without a data plan. I asked the rep, but she seemed hesitant to talk about it. She did mention that people did managed to somehow get email and surf. If she was making this up, i don't know.
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