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richchin 06-09-2008 04:28 AM

Unlimited International Data Only
 
What is the best (cheapest) carrier and plan if I want to use DATA ONLY on an unlimited international plan?

Is it only available on AT&T and T-MOBILE?

Please help and advise.

richchin 06-09-2008 04:38 AM

I spend about 95% of my time abroad for work and use a local SIM and another cell phone for calls.

By the way, I am looking for a service provider from the States.

ezrunner 06-09-2008 06:57 AM

Wirelessly posted (my new touch button BB)

International data for a BB on ATT requires you keep it for at least a year

richchin 06-09-2008 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ezrunner (Post 961875)
Wirelessly posted (my new touch button BB)

International data for a BB on ATT requires you keep it for at least a year

That shouldn't be a problem for me because I am on the road for work most of the year anyway. I want to find a UNLIMITED DATA ONLY PLAN that I can use year round that can save me the most money.

richchin 06-10-2008 09:49 PM

I am trying to call AT&T to ask about their service but I can't get through. Terrible service.

I called T-Mobile and they advise me that an UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL ADD ON is an additional $9.99/mo, onto any other existing package.

Does anyone use this set up?

richchin 06-10-2008 09:49 PM

I am trying to call AT&T to ask about their service but I can't get through. Terrible service.

I called T-Mobile and they advise me that an UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL ADD ON is an additional $9.99/mo, onto any other existing package.

Does anyone use this set up?

luckyzach 08-04-2008 07:28 PM

Richchin,

I have the EXACT same question.
My understanding is AT&T is $69.99/month.
TMobile costs $20/month for email + ~$16/Megabyte for international non-email data.

Neither of these sound very good to me and I feel like I could maybe get a better rate from an Asian service provider.

Richchin, did you find any better infomation?

x14 08-04-2008 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richchin (Post 965586)
I am trying to call AT&T to ask about their service but I can't get through. Terrible service.

I called T-Mobile and they advise me that an UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL E-MAIL ADD ON is an additional $9.99/mo, onto any other existing package.

Does anyone use this set up?

I recently added the AT&T BlackBerry International for $64.99 for my trip to Hong Kong. Without the international plan the roaming data rate is $.02 per KB.

I have to wait till next billing cycle to see what the bill looks like.

C17Driver 08-05-2008 12:15 AM

I use the international data plan through ATT($64.99 in conjunction with my voice plan; would be $69.99 with no voice plan). It has worked great for me with no crazy billing. Lots of use in Europe, Middle East and Southwest Asia.

richchin 08-05-2008 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyzach (Post 1046263)

did you find any better infomation?

I haven't been able to find a service provider in Asia that will offer unlimited service. I am in the process of moving from Thailand to China. Thailand doesn't have it and I will check China shortly.

iporter69 08-15-2008 08:51 AM

[quote=richchin;965586]I am trying to call AT&T to ask about their service but I can't get through. Terrible service. QUOTE]


I've done extensive research into this plan. It's called the AT&T World BB Unlimited International plan. Give this guy a call, he can help

Tom at AT&T on 1-800 342 3212 extn 6321 He knows what he is talking about and will fix you straight up.

cctraderx 08-15-2008 10:51 AM

T-Mo is regular BB plan + international add on for another $20 which includes everything mail and data. Been there, done it and it is $20 for everything. Used it while in China.

whleong 09-18-2008 09:38 PM

I have no voice plan with AT&T. I just have BlackBerry Personal Naitonal Unlimited ($35)

So, if I subscribe to AT&T International Unlimited, do I pay:

1. $35 Naitonal Unlimited + $69.99 International Unlimited

or

2. just $69.99 in total

C17Driver 09-19-2008 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whleong (Post 1106041)
I have no voice plan with AT&T. I just have BlackBerry Personal Naitonal Unlimited ($35)

So, if I subscribe to AT&T International Unlimited, do I pay:

1. $35 Naitonal Unlimited + $69.99 International Unlimited

or

2. just $69.99 in total

Just $69.99 total.

Ghillie 09-19-2008 08:55 AM

I have one BB 8300 serviced by T-Mobile with a 202 area code and another with a T-Mobile Deutschland. The 202 service has international roaming, unlimited data, emails worldwide. I do not use the voice other than in emergencies. My bill remains about the same, $138.00 each month and the service is fantastic. But you have to remember:

Roaming is not free. If you grab a piece of a tower that is not T-MD, you will get a charge of about 50 cents for an originated SMS if you are lucky. I have had one charge of about $2.00).

An originated voice call is about a buck a minute with a connection fee that starts at a buck. roaming gets interesting.

If you initiate an email, you start the clock ticking. That is data and you only get 2 MB.

Unlimited browsing isn't. Uncle Europa feels that 2 MB of browsing is all you need with a delux plan per month. that just gets me started. And the ubiquitous roaming fee...

So I started using the T-MD BB. Shazam. Not much difference, but I can make cell-to-cell calls for no additional cost. Mostly. I have gotten a few connection charges for roaming.

Well, I guess it is a cost of doing business...

daryl.kl 10-30-2008 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C17Driver (Post 1106185)
Just $69.99 total.

I just had an e-mail from AT&T Customer Service and they told me that I must keep my basic plan of $35 and pay the international un-limited of $64.99. How do you manage to pay just $69.99?

Here's their reply:

"Thank you for taking the time to e-mail the new AT&T in regards to what
you would be charged while you are roaming internationally for your rate
plans. My Name is xxxx and I am happy to help you with your
inquiry. I understand the urgency of resolving this quickly for you.

You are required to keep your $35 Blackberry Personal plan while you are
roaming internationally. This plan is your base plan and cannot be
removed. You would be charged the base rate of $35.00 and the
international Blackberry plan for $64.99."

Raspberryluver 10-31-2008 06:15 PM

I have AT&T, I'm really not sure which is better but I really like my service.


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