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Old 01-31-2010, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be studying in Germany for about a year, and have my blackberry unlocked. Are there carriers in Germany that have BBData service so i can surf the web and (more importantly) use BBMessenger?
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T-Mobile and ATT but others may be local. I would check prices.
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All major German providers (Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile) offer BB service, but you will need to sign a contract with them, which you may not be able to do as a student.
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All major German providers (Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile) offer BB service, but you will need to sign a contract with them, which you may not be able to do as a student.
Do you say that because I wouldn't be there long enough? I could simply not let them know I'm a student...

But yeah, I'll only be there for about 6 months, and I assume I can't sign up for a BBData plan for that amount of time? (I'd have to get a year, or like the US a 2 year minimum plan)...

Hmm, and I need a BBData service to use BBMessenger, don't I?
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Frankly, for 6 months I'd just pay the slightly higher US fees for international data access, and then maybe get a local SIM card for telephone services and text messages. PITA to swap SIMS, but...

O2 might let you do Pay as You Go.
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Do you say that because I wouldn't be there long enough? I could simply not let them know I'm a student...

But yeah, I'll only be there for about 6 months, and I assume I can't sign up for a BBData plan for that amount of time? (I'd have to get a year, or like the US a 2 year minimum plan)...

Hmm, and I need a BBData service to use BBMessenger, don't I?
No, I say that because you can't sign contracts there without being able to prove residence, which you won't be able to do as a student in a rental property or dormitory.

Yes, you need a BB data plan if you want to use BB Messenger.

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Frankly, for 6 months I'd just pay the slightly higher US fees for international data access, and then maybe get a local SIM card for telephone services and text messages. PITA to swap SIMS, but...

O2 might let you do Pay as You Go.
I agree with you, but the best thing to do is have a second unlocked phone for the local SIM.

Also, O2 does not offer prepaid BB service unfortunately.
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