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Old 09-24-2008, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to get a Data Plan for my 8700c BB with AT&T/Cingular Pre-paid service but to no avail. Does anyone know how I can get a Data Plan with the pre-paid service. I've tried calling AT&T/Cingular, but they don't offer it on the pre-paid service.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you cant get BB data on prepaid in the US. If you want the BB data you have to use a contract.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Contracts are no longer necessary for Blackberry data plans.
T-Mobile offers a "no contract, no credit check" plan (FlexPay) and I've read that Verizon will offer something similar soon. You'll have to pay full price for the phone.
AT&T doesn't have anything like this yet, and I have no idea if they plan to, but if you don't want a contract, you do have options.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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THE OP isn't on T-Mo. And T-Mo doesn't have the coverage that ATT has, so T-Mo might not be an option..
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ATT has no contract options. BB data is not currently available though it may be in the furture
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Even here in canada no providers offer data on pay-go,odd if you ask me,you should be able to buy like a "data" card or something like you would buy minutes....guess its a little more difficult to design something like that.
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Pay-as-you go Blackberry data or pay-as-you-go "regular" data? There is a big difference.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Pay-as-you go Blackberry data or pay-as-you-go "regular" data? There is a big difference.
I don't know the difference between blackberry or regular... all I know is that I need internet and email on the phone. Which carrier can I switch to on the same phone that offers a Data Plan on a pre-paid service?
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Double post - tsskk

Switch Carriers?... From AT&T/Cingular
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:O Double poster! SHUN!!!
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I don't know the difference between blackberry or regular... all I know is that I need internet and email on the phone. Which carrier can I switch to on the same phone that offers a Data Plan on a pre-paid service?
If you have a BB, you need a Blackberry data plan. And the answer is Tmobile is the only US carrier that offers pre-pay bb data plans.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My bag... I meant to ask 2 separate questions but I guess I ended up asking the same question...
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