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Old 06-16-2005, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Having just purchased the 7520 thru Nextel, I have:

1000 National for $59.99

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$44 unlimited wireless



that's more than $100 per month.


Is this good?
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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about right do you use that many minutes? I always go for the free incoming and cut my minutes down because I use the direct connect more than anything
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You can always tell the people who went w/ the free incoming plans. They're famous for "Hey, call me back." But seriously, they're great plans. The majority of my calls are incoming, so I get away w/ the Incoming+300 plan.

$100/month is about average for voice/data on any carrier but T-Mobile. T-Mobile should be around $70.
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I have free incoming and I never tell anyone to call me back I have 120 extra anytime minutes and free nights and weekends I never even have touched my regular 500 minutes although I use 1400+ of DC every month
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I use 1400+ of DC every month
Do you carry around a spare battery?
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In Canada, it's $100 for voice mail/Call disply, 350 daytime minutes, unlimited data, and unlimited evenings and weekends. That of course came with a 3-year contract. Damn contracts
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Find a way to get "in" with a dealer... get a demo line on your handheld and it's all free... well ok... about 10 bucks a month... unlimited voice, unlimited data...

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Nope no spare battery havent had a need too. I charge mine every night in the auto off selection. Turns off at 10pm on at 630 am
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a demo line?

cd how did you manage that?
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cd how did you manage that?
The same way I did. I called Nextel and told them I was looking into a BES and corporate pricing for Blackberries. They sent me a trial 20-user BES and a "fully loaded" demo 7520. I had to give the Blackberry back after a few weeks, though.

He's suggesting that if you're friends w/ a rep, they can just slide one your way and lose the paperwork. Not exactly legal, but I'm sure it's been done.
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wow, I should have done that!

hey - wha'ts BES? new and clueless here, but these boards have helped me so much!
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My service:

- 150 anytime minutes, unlimited evenings/weekends starting at 6pm for $20/month.
- Network Features include Group Calling, Busy Transfer, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, No Answer Forwarding and Transfer Calls.
- Basic voicemail, caller id, 75 outgoing/2500 incoming SMS for $9/month.
- "Unlimited" BlackBerry data (25 MB) for $60/month.
- System access fee $6.95/month.
- Emergency 911 fee $0.50/month.

My provider: Rogers Wireless

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cd how did you manage that?
I golf on occasion with some of the Rogers senior management, I attend most Rogers events in southern ontario. I manage 7 different BES servers thoughout southern ontario, with about 3400 users in total. I write a fair amount of software for companies for the blackberry. I talked to one of the uppers at Rogers who I see frequently, showed him what I do... I basically told him I can't afford the data usage I am using writing and testing these apps, what can he do for me. Took him about 2 seconds to offer me the switch to demo line on my sim card.

In addition to that, a good friend and business partner is about the fastest growing Rogers dealer in Canada. My friend has nearly 5000 data subscriptions... this kinda stuff helped me sell my case for a demo line.

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