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Old 07-09-2009, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm interested in getting a blackberry bold, but I just want to ask a couple of questions first.

1. If I were to purchase a blackberry phone from ebay, amazon etc, does anyone know how much the cheapest blackberry contract I could get to use all the features (email etc) would be?

2. Secondly, is 35 pounds a month for an 18 month contract the cheapest I can expect to get a bold for. That's the cheapest i've seen it and when I phoned up vodafone they wouldn't budge from that price. Does anyone have a cheaper contract?

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BB data plan is 5 on t-mob, and about 10 on O2 if you get a plan lower than around 30 per month. however is free on plans of 30 or more.

It all depends how much else you need.
i.e t-mob you can combi 100 mins and 200 texts and internet, with the bb email for 25.

if you need more mins or texts i would say look at O2's plans.
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BB data plan is 5 on t-mob, and about 10 on O2 if you get a plan lower than around 30 per month. however is free on plans of 30 or more.

It all depends how much else you need.
i.e t-mob you can combi 100 mins and 200 texts and internet, with the bb email for 25.

if you need more mins or texts i would say look at O2's plans.
Thanks for a quick reply. So if I were to buy the phone separately and then go to an O2 shop, what would it cost me to get a contract with unlimited net and email access. I'm such so much worried about the minutes and texts as I wouldn't class myself as a heavy phone talker/texter.

I'm basically just trying to work out whether it's worth getting the phone separately or just going with an all in plan.
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you wont be able to just get a contract, you have to get one with a phone.
so its easier and likely cheaper for a bold to get with a contract.
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you wont be able to just get a contract, you have to get one with a phone.
so its easier and likely cheaper for a bold to get with a contract.
That's a bit of a bummer. I thought that with all the people buying blackberry's on ebay you would be able to buy a bb contract on it's own after getting the phone. What are they doing, just using payg?
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no, most are buying them because they are on long contracts and are not due for an upgrade soon.
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no, most are buying them because they are on long contracts and are not due for an upgrade soon.
I see. You've been a great help, thanks very much.
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no probs.
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