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Old 09-05-2009, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Email and IM only vs data package??

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I currently have the blackberry bold (with rogers). I have the 15$ package that include unlimited emails and unlimited IM only. No internet (maps, facebook...). So, I would like to know if I should really go for the internet package? It will give me 500Mo of internet (emails, IM, facebook, maps.... all in all). Now I pay 65$/months and if I go with the 500mo package I'll pay 75$/months. There is only a 10$ difference but is it really a must??

How do you guys have your blackberry? Some people tell me that without internet package its useless but hey.. having my emails and being able to go on MSN is a nice thing... Why should I add the 500mo... Its not like if it was something really indispensable.... Who cares about going to twitter or facebook when I'm on the go..... I can wait to be at home, I'm not a nerd or like these people that need to "see who is online" everytime! lol

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Sounds like you answered your own question. It depends entirely on how you use it, or want to use it.
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Sounds like you answered your own question. It depends entirely on how you use it, or want to use it.
Well, the thing is that for me, unlimited emails and IM and enough. BUT, sometimes (2 to 3 times a month...) I would like to go on internet to check important things (like my bank transactions of my tracking number from UPS...) but should I really pay the 10$ only for this? I can still check all those things at home but its cool to check them when I'm not at home.... lol
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, the thing is that for me, unlimited emails and IM and enough. BUT, sometimes (2 to 3 times a month...) I would like to go on internet to check important things (like my bank transactions of my tracking number from UPS...) but should I really pay the 10$ only for this? I can still check all those things at home but its cool to check them when I'm not at home.... lol
It sounds like a WiFi capable device would be the perfect solution for you.
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It sounds like a WiFi capable device would be the perfect solution for you.
I already have wifi on my blackberry but..... no wifi spot I can go lol
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but should I really pay the 10$ only for this? I can still check all those things at home but its cool to check them when I'm not at home.... lol
Seeing that it's your money and not mine, I say sure spend the $10 for this.
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Well, the thing is that for me, unlimited emails and IM and enough. BUT, sometimes (2 to 3 times a month...) I would like to go on internet to check important things (like my bank transactions of my tracking number from UPS...) but should I really pay the 10$ only for this? I can still check all those things at home but its cool to check them when I'm not at home.... lol
There must be a charge for ad-hoc web usage. I think on the pay-as-you go plans from Rogers it is 5 cents per page. I can't find it on their web site but customer service may be able to tell you what it is. Even if it is outrageous, if you are only using it a few times a year it may be less than $120.
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I would like to go on internet to check important things (like my bank transactions of my tracking number from UPS...) but should I really pay the 10$ only for this?
Again, it's a subjective judgment call that you have to make.
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if I go with the 500mo package I'll pay 75$/months. There is only a 10$ difference but is it really a must??!
There is also the option of $15/month for 50mb on Rogers, which is never talked about for some reason. At least that is what I'm on. Most people will tell you that you won't ever get close to 500mb in a month. Only 50 might not be very much but if you go over it costs 3cents per mb so on the off chance that you do reach 500mb your data will cost around $25 a month anyways, although usually you will be way under that.
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