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Old 06-17-2005, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I just got off the phone with nextel blackberry support and this is for everybody that uses nextel. According to who I just spoke to you DO NOT have to subscribe to blackberry web and email if you dont want it you can just use phone services and nextel direct connect. Another option also which I just had them do. If you dont use email or blackberry services but would like a data plan you can just subscribe to the Total Connect plan from nextel and then I subscribed to telenav w/o having to subscribe to Blackberry Web service which is like 45 dollars. And also according to them the 3mb plan from blackberry has changed prices its now 24.99 for that one still 45 for the other. But i subscribed to the data plan for 19.99 which is 5mb and then to telenav, because i was just interested in gps. I got more mb for 5 dollars less. I thought this was the best plan for me and alot cheaper. I can also surf the web with this plan.

So if you have any questions i got alot of info from them just post i will answer.

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Quick question can you charge your BB from the usb port on your computer, I just saw the charge symbol on there was wondering if this charges it???


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Quick question can you charge your BB from the usb port on your computer, I just saw the charge symbol on there was wondering if this charges it???


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Like i said in the other thread:

Alright. I used to work for nextel care, and now Im in training for nextel blackberry. The Enhanced data service plan for $20 will NOT work for a blackberry, even if it is enabled in our computers... they aren't set up to work rihgt! RIM wants nextel to make sure that anyone who has a nextel blackberry, no matter what, is on some sort of blackberry specific plan. There is one for about $25, that does not include email at all, one for about $35 that includes 3 mb email and web, and one for $45 that includes unlimited email and web. Telenav is an extra charge to enable, and goes off of the data service megabytes included with the other plans
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Also, the usb charger is slower than the wall charger.
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In order to charge your BlackBerry from your USB port, you must install the USB driver, one quick way to do this is to install the Desktop Manager.
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Like i said in the other thread:

Alright. I used to work for nextel care, and now Im in training for nextel blackberry. The Enhanced data service plan for $20 will NOT work for a blackberry, even if it is enabled in our computers... they aren't set up to work rihgt! RIM wants nextel to make sure that anyone who has a nextel blackberry, no matter what, is on some sort of blackberry specific plan. There is one for about $25, that does not include email at all, one for about $35 that includes 3 mb email and web, and one for $45 that includes unlimited email and web. Telenav is an extra charge to enable, and goes off of the data service megabytes included with the other plans
However it is possible to be on an unlimited "phone" data plan and use a third party program to get mail.

This has been shown to work with Boost SIMs. All blackberry functions are useless. No Blackberry message icon, no PIN messages, no auto notification of e-mails. Also no SMS since the 7500 series have that function disabled.
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Yea, I guess that would work. Nextail Mail (the normal phone's email) won't work on a blackberry, even if you have the enhanced data service plan, which includes it, which you shouldn't have on a blackberry in the first place... I dunno. I wouldn't try and get a nextel rep to put the phone plans on a blackberry, because you end up having all these problems and having to do all these workarounds...
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I did try it and wound up with a 400 dollar data usage bill.



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Yea, I guess that would work. Nextail Mail (the normal phone's email) won't work on a blackberry, even if you have the enhanced data service plan, which includes it, which you shouldn't have on a blackberry in the first place... I dunno. I wouldn't try and get a nextel rep to put the phone plans on a blackberry, because you end up having all these problems and having to do all these workarounds...
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I did try it and wound up with a 400 dollar data usage bill.
Ouch... yea... there are really big data usage plans that you can get, if you ask for them, for many megabytes worth of data, but those generally cost more than the $45 ANYWAY, so its not really worth it unless you use data usage on a normal nextel phone an INSANE amount...

but knowing about the $25 thing is useful... and, you know, depending on what company you work for, you MAY be able to get a discount off of the $45 price...
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No, like i said in the first subject, blackberry function such as email and PIN will not work, I never said they would. What I do know works and IS cheaper than blackberry service, is web browsing and downloads. And also Telenav or any gps service will work with normal data plan. But you get more MB for what you spend. I'm using it right now, and I dont have any blackberry service and never have. Now I havent tried any email, but I think since you have web you could probably access something like hotmail on the web browser but its not sent directly to your phone. But I can still get SMS. Its just an alternative not as handy as blackberry service but cheaper. I dont actually use the email service I might down the road but I just needed the calendar to work and also gps, along with my phone and direct connect which I can get all that along with the web for cheaper. Does anybody know of a way to keep old appointments from being deleted in Outlook 2002.

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You can get 10mb for 29.99 but if your gonna spend that you might as well go unlimited, with blackberry. I'm not sure I would use over 5mb maybe if i was emailing n stuff.
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I tried using one of the other plans through nextel and got a 400 dollar bill so i immediatly switched to the 45 dollar plan
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You need blackberry specific plans as your data needs to be transferred through the blackberry APN. (Rogers anyhow)
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