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Old 03-25-2009, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I just bought two refurbished Blackberry phone one is a Pearl the other one is alot older it is a Rim 7290. I am lost before I had Samgung phones thru ATT and I was able to check my email on those with the 0.01 per MGB charge and now I cannot on the Blackberry They want to charge me 50.00 per phone per month for internet service. I had internet service at home all I want to do is check my email which each month costed us before a whole 5.00 so why in the world would I want to pay 100.00 total for both phones when i was paying 10.00 when my phone bill is already 100.00 a month for two phone with unlimited text and data on it what is the difference can anyone tell me? This is driving me crazy. Also I noticed my phone says it its BLANK IT written by John Clark from blackberryforum which is here LOLwhat in the world is that? May help here I am lost and the online manuals for these phone really arent helping any> Thanks , dazed and confused blackberry user
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You will need a BlackBerry Data to setup your email and use the Browser, pricing depends on your carrier and if you deem it a worthy expense.
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well that is just crazy all my other phone were email compatable this is just another way for phone services to make extra money off me. All I need is to check email that is crazy cause ATT is 50.00 PER phone that is 100.00 a month extra my phone bill will be 200.00 a month that is stupid. just so i can check my email with my 0ld phone my bill was 100.00 a month total. with text and data and checking emails and getting online alot. if i knew i would had to pay 100.00 more a month we would have never got them.
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ATT may have given you the price for BES -- BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which is needed for company owned devices or personal devices on a company BES. If the device is just for your personal use, I don't think it would be $50. It's usually more like $30 or $20 for BIS, for personal use.
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well that is just crazy all my other phone were email compatable this is just another way for phone services to make extra money off me. All I need is to check email that is crazy cause ATT is 50.00 PER phone that is 100.00 a month extra my phone bill will be 200.00 a month that is stupid. just so i can check my email with my 0ld phone my bill was 100.00 a month total. with text and data and checking emails and getting online alot. if i knew i would had to pay 100.00 more a month we would have never got them.
Another great reason to do research before you buy...it doesn't sound like the bb is the device for you.
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I would check with your carrier, make sure its just a BIS plan, the BES plan is for corp users which is a bit more expensive then the BIS.

Also a BlackBerry data plan is different then a normal data plan. BlackBerry data goes threw RIM's NOC/ BlackBerry Network which is seperate from the carriers normal network.
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yeah i talk to them and it is 30.00 per phone per month that is just crazy tho 30.00 for same thing i did on another phone for 5.00 i dont need it for internet active just email check when not home for hubby i have internet at home i use. now i have a 160.00 phone he cant use usually i get the plan grrrr. Actually I tried telling him he needed special service stuff for it and he wouldnt listen to me now he is mad because of it go figure. i just wish there was a way around it seeing as I WILL NOT pay 30.00 a month to check email once a day.
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yeah i talk to them and it is 30.00 per phone per month that is just crazy tho 30.00 for same thing i did on another phone for 5.00 i dont need it for internet active just email check when not home for hubby i have internet at home i use. now i have a 160.00 phone he cant use usually i get the plan grrrr. Actually I tried telling him he needed special service stuff for it and he wouldnt listen to me now he is mad because of it go figure. i just wish there was a way around it seeing as I WILL NOT pay 30.00 a month to check email once a day.
The premium in price is because of the BlackBerry oriented features. That's what you are paying for. Push email means you don't have to check your email, it tells you when to view the new emails!
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Thank you all very much. Gosh this just got my head are turmed around. I guess he will start back to using his other phone cause i am not paying that crazy price to check email once a day i don't no push mail crap just access ONCE a day. his other phone did that too but we didnt have to pay extra it alerted him when ever he got a new email. it kept him logged in all the time. Heck I already grip because 100.00 a phone for two phone is just TOO high there is no way I am paying out another 30.00
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Just to clarify... you know that the BlackBerry email is delivered at 15 minutes intervals, right? If you have email, then it will check again in 3 or 4 minutes. Not sure what you mean about checking it once a day. You could probably sell the BlackBerrys on eBay or on this forum.
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Just to clarify... you know that the BlackBerry email is delivered at 15 minutes intervals, right? If you have email, then it will check again in 3 or 4 minutes. Not sure what you mean about checking it once a day. You could probably sell the BlackBerrys on eBay or on this forum.
I think the OP does not need or want push mail.
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