Originally Posted by eva_madison
A friend told me that I could set up my email account to come to my phone as texts, and I'd be able to reply...and since I would have unlimited texts that there would be no additional fees to do so.
It appears that either your friend didn't explain to you correctly or you misunderstood it. The emails don't get delivered as text.
Maybe we should synchronize the terminologies first. A "text message" usually refers to SMS (short messaging service). I'm going to assume you've heard about SMS coz it's a standard feature in all cellular phone service.
What BlackBerry is known for is their service to deliver emails to your cellular phone (of course, not all cellphones that can open emails can get BB service, but that's another story). Once you setup your email account on the phone, the emails will be sent to your phone as... emails, not as text. The noticeable difference is that now you don't have to turn on your computer and go online to check for new emails, they get delivered to your phone.
You said you have unlimited text plan. To my understanding that would be unlimited SMS plan, not BB service. You would still have to activate the BB service to use email feature.
Hope this helps.