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Old 12-26-2007, 02:04 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?
Old 12-26-2007, 06:16 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, 06:34 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, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know you can get a BB w/o data on AT&T.....

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Old 12-26-2007, 08:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.

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