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Old 10-24-2008, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey just a quick question for u guys...i have verizon...and my phone jsut recently broke..and a friend of mine has a old blackberry of his that i would b able to use...i have a basic plan with verizon..jsut calls pix/text messages and i dont want to change my plan...do i have to add the data plan to b able to use the blackberry of can i jsut use it for call n text without it.thanks.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't NEED a data plan to use a BB as a phone,PIM,or Text device but it's more fun to have a plan. I don't have a plan and love mine.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Consider giving this a read: What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ

Also, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Verizon will have you add the Blackberry data account once the ESN registers as a Blackberry device.
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I believe you're right. I think Verizon BB's must have a BB data plan.
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Yep, you must have a bb data plan to have a bb on verizon.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i only wanna use the phone for call n text..do i really need a useless data plan when i have no intentions of using the anything that the data plan entails. is it really not possible to use it strictly fdor call n text?
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With most carriers this can be done. Your best bet would to be to call Verizon and let them know your situation. They will give you a definite answer.
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It is not possible to activate a Blackberry without a data plan. If no data plan is attached the ESN change order will be incomplete and will not save.
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It is not possible to activate a Verizon Blackberry without a data plan.
Corrected for you.

at&t doesn't care. YMMV depending on your carrier.
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Not sure about Verizon (but others are) I know with AT&T you can use a BB without a data plan. That is what I am currently doing b/c for my fiance and I to both have a data plan on our phones it will add an additional 60 bucks to our bill.
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Not sure about Verizon (but others are) I know with AT&T you can use a BB without a data plan. That is what I am currently doing b/c for my fiance and I to both have a data plan on our phones it will add an additional 60 bucks to our bill.
This is not the case with Verizon, it is required.
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hey just a quick question for u guys...i have verizon...and my phone jsut recently broke..and a friend of mine has a old blackberry of his that i would b able to use...i have a basic plan with verizon..jsut calls pix/text messages and i dont want to change my plan...do i have to add the data plan to b able to use the blackberry of can i jsut use it for call n text without it.thanks.
You will be required to get BB Data plan. . . probably would be cheaper to buy a replacement phone than pay BB Data Plan Monthly fees . . . take BB from your friend and sell or trade BB for another phone... make sure to thank your friend enough and explain situation ...
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