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Old 12-26-2007, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm very new to smartphones. But can anyone help with this? I want to purchase a BB 8100 or 8130. I have Alltel which a CDMA network. I don't have an extra $60 a month to have internet/email capabilites. So my goal at this stage of the game is to purchase the smartphone so that I can sync with my powerbook. My question is where can I purchase a phone with out the plan that works with Alltel?? How about a used phone that works with Alltel?

a 2nd closely related question is since Sprint, Nextel, Alltel, etc are all CDMA networks can I buy a Sprint phone to work or does it have to be unlocked for it to work?
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to contact your carrier to see if you can get a BlackBerry without a BlackBerry data plan. Some carrier require you to have a plan.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alltel, Sprint/Nextel or VWZ don't allow BlackBery's without a data plan.

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Old 12-26-2007, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know you can get a BB w/o data on AT&T.....

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I've had a similar problem and today i went into Verizon to ask about smartphones and they told me i could get a BB and not use the data plan... i currently have US cellular (terrible) and i know they require a data plan..
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and you beleived what the store ape told you?

Search the phone co website and see if they allow this in writing.

Store sales people will say almost anything to get you on board.
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