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Old 10-31-2009, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking to buy an unlocked blackberry 8100 and get it set up with prepaid with ROGERS. I was wondering, will I be able to use the internet ,Access my e-mails and all that other fun stuff? I know it will cost my a lot. But that isn't the point. I want to know if 'data' will work even though its prepaid.
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No it will not.
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Why is that?
Please explain and maybe tell me a way to get internet to work.
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you need a blackberry data plan, which i dont believe is offeredby rogers on prepaid
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So there is NO possible way for me to even check my e-mails or ANYTHING?
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Damn, what's the point of getting a blackberry now :(
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For you, no point.
Unless you get a contract.
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It is a pretty much well known and widely recognized fact that BBs work much better with a BB data plan.

If you are just a consumer and not into a true business device, not much. If you are in business and need reliability and security, then you can't go wrong. However, you need also have all the parts that go with it, i.e. the BB data plan.
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The Pearl would still be a great PIM and texting phone, but if you want data services, get a BlackBerry data plan. It's not "rocket surgery".
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Firstly,
what is PIM?

Secondly,
What if I get a pearl 8120 with a WiFi card... :O
Will i be able to use the internet if I am connected to a WiFi network?
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PIM = Personal Information Management (i believe)

Not necessarily.
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Wow....
So me spending the extra 50$ getting an 8120 instead of an 8100 still means I dont get any internetz?
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Blackberries are designed to work with blackberry data plans.
You want full access, get a blackberry data plan.
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Hmm... Well If I am going to get a monthly plan and a data plan. I won't need to sign a contract (<3). Does anyone have any experience with the FIDO network? WHat would be the cheapest plan for me with Data. :O
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Fido didn't used to support BBs. If they do, I think it is via Rogers. Might have changed, but that is what i recollect.
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