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Old 06-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Well, as you may know being a T-Mobile customer, the regular data plan is the same price as a Blackberry plan. Both $40. So, even with a Windows Mobile device you still pay the same. If you're stating that there may be more user friendly apps not requiring data on a Windows Mobile phone though, it's sort of correct. I had a Blackjack 2 for over a year and most apps for it resemble BB apps in the fact that you need data. Otherwise, I'm sure there are plenty of games and stuff that will work on it.
But, I had the same situation with Blackjack 2. No data meant a lot less apps. It will work though on pre-paid data plans like AT&T offers where the BB doesn't.
That's not exactly true...

With a voice plan, T-Mobile Total Internet is $19.99/mo. whilst BlackBerry Personal is $24.99/mo. with 400 SMS/MMS/IM messages included and BlackBerry Enterprise is $29.99/mo.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:10 PM   #42 (permalink)
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That's not exactly true...

With a voice plan, T-Mobile Total Internet is $19.99/mo. whilst BlackBerry Personal is $24.99/mo. with 400 SMS/MMS/IM messages included and BlackBerry Enterprise is $29.99/mo.
I hope that is the case now but they've only told me about the $39.99 Enterprise plan. When I worked for T-Mobile I also only had the $39.99 plan available to customers. And that was just last year.
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I hope that is the case now but they've only told me about the $39.99 Enterprise plan. When I worked for T-Mobile I also only had the $39.99 plan available to customers. And that was just last year.
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I hope that is the case now but they've only told me about the $39.99 Enterprise plan. When I worked for T-Mobile I also only had the $39.99 plan available to customers. And that was just last year.
Ummmm, I personally have had the $19.99 BIS add-on for about 2.5 yrs and it was around a long time before that. The $39.99 plan was a stand-alone BB plan with no voice.

The "current" $24.99 BIS plan which includes 400 msgs mentioned above is apparently gone now. TMO has just revised their internet offerings again and apparently the $24.99 BIS plan does not include the 400 msgs anymore.
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I just left the T-Mobile site to check and I browsed the net for mention of the $24.99 plan you mentioned. I saw nothing under $39.98. Here is the link below to T-Mobile's current internet and Blackberry plans:

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I wish it were true. If you have a cheaper BB plan it must have been "grandfathered" over. For instance, when I was with them in 2002 and they had just changed to T-Mobile, people would come in with plans from the old company (Voicestream) That were pretty much unlimited minutes anytime, anywhere for low prices like $20-30.
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I just left the T-Mobile site to check and I browsed the net for mention of the $24.99 plan you mentioned. I saw nothing under $39.98. Here is the link below to T-Mobile's current internet and Blackberry plans:

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I wish it were true. If you have a cheaper BB plan it must have been "grandfathered" over. For instance, when I was with them in 2002 and they had just changed to T-Mobile, people would come in with plans from the old company (Voicestream) That were pretty much unlimited minutes anytime, anywhere for low prices like $20-30.
Wait... I just found a link to a T-Mobile site that mentions Blackberry Unlimited Web for $24.99/mo. Includes unlimited web access only. $29.99/mo for unlimited web with Enterprise E-Mail. Says $34.99 gets you unlimited web and messages. It may be an old link though. Hope not....
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Wait... I just found a link to a T-Mobile site that mentions Blackberry Unlimited Web for $24.99/mo. Includes unlimited web access only. $29.99/mo for unlimited web with Enterprise E-Mail. Says $34.99 gets you unlimited web and messages. It may be an old link though. Hope not....
In order to get the add-on prices, you will need to go through the site as though you were first selecting the voice plan, then it will show you the internet plans as well. If you only look at internet plans without a voice plan selected, then it shows you the stand-alone plans.

And of course, plans we already have are grandfathered. TMO does not force us to switch when they change the plans unless we switch to a voice plan that won't support the grandfathered add-ons.

I'm just surprised that you indicated that you worked at TMO as late as last year and weren't aware of the plan pricing which has been around for several years.
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Wait... I just found a link to a T-Mobile site that mentions Blackberry Unlimited Web for $24.99/mo. Includes unlimited web access only. $29.99/mo for unlimited web with Enterprise E-Mail. Says $34.99 gets you unlimited web and messages. It may be an old link though. Hope not....
$24.99 is T-Mobiles rate for am Unlimited BIS plan, plain and simple. No Smoke, No Mirrors.
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i went "WTF LOL" reading the first page of this thread.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I have a Telus student plan that gives me unlimited social networking. I am guessing app world won't work for me?
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:36 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I have a Telus student plan that gives me unlimited social networking. I am guessing app world won't work for me?
Nope. It's a BlackBerry data plan or nothing.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Another plus for Sprint; I just went to a few other carriers' sites to look at how much extra it costs for data/messaging/BIS since this heated discussion and holy wow does it cost a ton, and it's confusing as hell. Thank the Lord for an all in one plan. I can't really blame the guy for trying to find a workaround given carriers like ATT. No wonder my friends pay $120 a month for their iphones.
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really help.. thanks!
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Good job at picking a fight with someone in a thread that is over 3 months old.
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Good job at picking a fight with someone in a thread that is over 3 months old.

I was just thinking the same thing. This thread does have some interesting posts and it still amazes me why people think they can beat the data plan requirement.
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When people hear how it is, the first thing they do is accuse us of being unhelpful and rude. It's the way it is, the people on this forum do not set the rules of life.

But I see the fighters post was deleted, so no harm no foul
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We don't ? I thought we could control everything
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They think we are all |337 hax0rs who will show them how to get data for free!!!
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1. BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.2 or higher
2. BlackBerry smartphones with trackballs or SurePressxxx8482; touch screen
3. BlackBerry App World is only available to customers in US, Canada and UK and may not be available on all networks
4. To use BlackBerry App World, you require a service plan that includes access to the BlackBerry® Browser

1. yes
2. yes
3. yes
4. yes

However, I don't have BIS and AppWorld still won't work. When I try from the desktop it complains that it needs Microsoft ActiveX, and when I try with MSIE the whole things just freezes. After much testing I conclude that AppWorld features the special RIM dependency on their proprietory battery pull interface and no other company implements that!

More significantly, RIM are locking customers to BIS using coercion. Locking customers in is an example of anti-trust and well suited to companies that fear they would lose customers under more open trading conditions. The really sucky part is that many of the applications on AppWorld do not require BIS (some work with TCP/APN) and yet they can only be installed with BIS. That's a really nasty (18 month) tax for what might be a single software install.

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4. To use BlackBerry App World, you require a service plan that includes access to the BlackBerry® Browser

4. yes

However, I don't have BIS and AppWorld still won't work.
Please, make up your mind, which is it?
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